Please contact the Search & Call staff at the Vermont Conference, UCC office before you begin your Search & Call process! 

The Search & Call staff will be your guides throughout your journey to calling a new pastor.

The resources on this site are not a substitute for working with the Vermont Conference Search & Call staff in your process.

Every church’s search process is as unique as the church itself and the resources on this site cannot address every specific question or situation.

The Search & Call staff is here to serve your search committee throughout the process of calling a new pastor to your church.

Leaning Forward into the Kingdom of God was developed for the Vermont Conference, UCC by:
The Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak
The Rev. Pamela Y. Lucas
The Rev. Carole Carlson
Chris Heintz
The Rev. Roger Daly
The Rev. Len Rowell

Leaning Forward into the Kingdom of God is copyrighted by the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ.



Do you send out brochures for your churches?

 No. Our churches all complete the Local Church Profile and that is circulated to interested candidates.

Do you send my profile automatically to the church I request?

 No. We require candidates’ review the complete Local Church Profile before their ministerial profile is sent to a church for consideration.

You must request the church profile first and then request your profile be sent to them.

I am a Member in Discernment. Will you circulate my profile?

 You may review the Local Church Profile if you are approved to circulate your profile.

You may only submit your ministerial profile for consideration when you have been approved for Ordination Pending Call.

How long will you hold onto my profile?

 Two years, although the Criminal Background Check must be renewed after 18 months.

I have some questions about the church? Who do I contact with my questions?