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Call ProcessThe time of calling a pastor can be a special time for reflection and prayer in the life of a congregation. This time of transition is an opportunity for the Council to provide encouragement, trust in God, unity and spiritual growth. Prayer, bible study, and regular devotions keep the leadership spiritually centered as it guides the congregation in grieving its loss, assessing the current congregational strengths and weaknesses, creating a vision for mission and ministry, and calling a new pastor.
To get started or to get questions answered on the call process,
please contact the Rhonda Marten at 608-270-0201 or click here to email .

Call Process Timeline
Every call process is different, and how quickly or slowly the process moves is primarily determined by the congregation.  However, an “average” call process has several important steps. Click image or here to download.


SCSW-ELCA Call Process Timeline

Click here for congregations in transition.

Call Process Handbook
The call process handbook is provided for a congregation’s reference during this time of transition. Each congregation is assigned a member of the Synod Mobility team to work with throughout this process.
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SCSW-ELCA Call Process Handbook

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