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Pulpit Supply and Sermon Resources 2019-11-15T14:27:57-05:00

Pulpit Supply

We recommend the following compensation for pulpit supply:


One Service………………………………………$150.00 – $250.00

Each Additional Service………………………….$50.00

Plus the current IRS rate for the ROUND TRIP mileage

Note: The range of the pulpit supply recommendation has also been broadened.  This is in recognition of the reality that the local context and the cost of living vary widely across the Virginia Synod.  We encourage congregation councils to factor in the complexity of their context when determining where they fall within this recommended range.  In addition, for some congregations the pulpit supply recommendations also serve as one of the guidelines used to determine honorarium gifts for funerals and weddings. We believe that the 2017-2018 recommendation is an accurate reflection of the actual time and effort expended in pulpit supply, and that it honors the high value which we place on the ministry of Word and Sacrament in our midst.

Below is a list of Supply Pastors with their contact information:

The Rev. Bill Ballance
831 Susan Avenue
Woodstock, VA 22664


Central Valley Conference

The Rev. Jim Baseler
2167 Brook Creek Road
Toms Brook, VA 22660


Central Valley Conference
Will travel to Northern Valley, Central Valley, and Southern Valley conferences

The Rev. Roy Beutel
4410 Battery Hill Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-9207


Germanna Conference
Will travel up to 70 miles

The Rev. Dr. Bill Boldin
199 Bentley Ave.
Winchester, VA  22602


Northern Valley Conference
Will travel up to 60 miles from Winchester

The Rev. Mark Briehl
226 Kensington Dr.
Elkton, VA 22827


Central Valley Conference
Will travel up to 75 miles

The Rev. Harold Burnette
P.O. Box 851
Bayse, VA 22810


Central Valley Conference

The Rev. Larry Closter
540-424-6935 or 540-840-8401
339 Spring Valley Drive
Winchester, VA. 22603

Northern Valley Conference
Will travel up to 75 miles each way

The Rev. Cobby Day
165 Mountaineer Way
Fancy Gap, VA 24328


Highlands Conference
Will travel up to 100 mile radius

The Rev. Russ Graef
1301 Silverthorne Court
Chesapeake VA 23321


Tidewater Conference
Will travel up to 75 miles

The Rev. Lyla Harold
11309 Mansfield Club Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22408


Germanna Conference
Will travel up to 50 miles

The Rev. Paul Hinlicky
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153


Southern Conference

The Rev. James Kniseley
9009 Snowy Egret Court
Spotsylvania, VA 22553


Germanna Conference
Will travel up to 70 miles

Available starting January 2020

The Rev. Richard Krasneck
10742 Poachers Run
Chesterfield, Va 23832


Richmond Conference
Will travel up to 2 hours away from home, any direction

The Rev. Sarah Lang
10319 Cardigan Circle
Glen Allen, VA 23060


Richmond Conference

The Rev. Rachel Larson

1109 Kam Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24060


New River Conference
Will travel 50-75 miles

The Rev. Jim Nickols
4504 Timer Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Peninsula Conference
Will travel 30-40 miles

Deacon Doug Price
862 Top Ridge Road
Stanardsville, VA 22973


Germanna Conference
Willing to travel 60 miles
Is available to supply for non-communion services or services where an ordained pastor is able to preside at communion.

The Rev. Sandy Wisco
1416 Gate Post Lane
Charlottesville VA 22901


Germanna Conference
Willing to travel 65 miles
Is available to supply starting in October.

The Rev. Liz Yates
9403 Claymont Dr.
Richmond, VA 23229

Richmond Conference
Will travel up to 70 miles

The Rev. Heidi David Young
202 Fairway Circle
Cross Junction, VA 22625


Northern Valley Conference
Will travel up to 60 miles

Sermon Resources

The Office of the Bishop has invited Rostered Ministers of the Virginia Synod to prepare sermons for Sunday. These sermons will follow the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) texts and will be suitable to be read by a layperson in any congregation in the Virginia Synod.

The sermons provided below are intended for use in congregational settings where all other options for pastoral leadership have been exhausted; they are not intended to replace personal, pastoral leadership. We know that congregations may at times struggle to find someone to preach on Sunday morning and as a result find their congregation in need of appropriate resources to provide Sunday sermons. These sermons will help provide biblically, theologically, and Confessionally sound proclamation in Virginia Synod congregations.

If you have a question about the sermon resources, please contact Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Kelly Bayer Derrick at bayerderrick@vasynod.org

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