In February the Leadership Team made the decision to hire a full-time conference minister, rather than seek someone to fill this important role part-time. This is possible because Ralph Reinford, regional pastor, will be moving to part-time hours by Nov. 1, 2018. The previous search committee has been recalled and reorganized, and the members of that committee have again begun the work of advertising and promoting the updated job description.

We believe that the success of hiring the candidate will take more than the work of this committee. We are asking you to submit names of potential candidates to the committee, share the job description in your social networks and encourage qualified candidates to apply. And most importantly, we invite the congregations of Ohio Mennonite Conference to join us in praying for this process and the person God has in mind to lead our conference in this next season of life together. Please share this request for prayer by printing it in your bulletins or newsletters and by publicly praying for Conference and this search in your worship service.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, along with an MLI (Ministerial Leadership Information Form), no later than June 30, 2018, to Paula Snyder Belousek, chair of the search committee, at The job description can be found here:

Thank you for joining us in this task of calling our new conference minister.

Conference Minister Search Committee
Paula Snyder Belousek, Chair
Robb Esh
LaVonne Hartman
Jeff Hochstetler
John Rohrer
Bob Sauder