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Open Call for Senior Pastor

Updated September 2, 2015


Senior Pastor Job Description

Candidate Nomination Form (deadline 9/13/15)

A search for a new senior pastor is underway. The Call Committee is looking for your participation in nominating any qualified candidates. Please use the Candidate Nomination form - download here or pick up at the Welcome Center. Submit your nomination to or turn in the form to the Welcome Center. Thank you for participating!


In the meantime, Pastors Randy Brandt and Duane Paetznick will share the role of interim senior pastor. In addition, candidates are currently being interviewed with the goal of employing two interim associate pastors to support Randy and Duane.  





Pastor Chris Smith Concluded Call on August 24, 2015


Pastor Chris Smith, after careful discernment, accepted a new role with the Minneapolis Area Synod as an interim pastor for various congregations in times of transition. We are grateful to Pastor Chris for his 19 years of great ministry at Shepherd of the Valley and wish him well in this new role. Read more.



Shepherd of the Valley invites all people to experience the Welcome, Transformation, and Sending of Jesus Christ.