The Southwest California Synod provides this list of available supply preachers as a service to congregations and pastors. This list is revised regularly and includes the names, contact information and preferred conferences for supply preachers. If you are a rostered leader and wish to add or remove your name from this list, or update your information, please contact the Office of the Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation to visiting pastors is the responsibility of the host congregation. Per the 2023 Rostered Leaders FAIR COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS WORKBOOK, congregations should consider the following to be a guideline in compensating supply pastors:
Congregations should consider the following to be a guideline in compensating supply pastors:
One Service of Worship $260
Two Services of Worship (same day) $320
Preparing for and Teaching Bible Class/Adult Forum $125
In addition, mileage should be reimbursed at the same rate as documented under REIMBURSEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL EXPENSES, (beginning on page 3).
Example: A supply pastor serving at a Saturday evening worship service and two Sunday morning worship services should receive $260 + $320 = $580 + travel
Supply pastors should be paid on the day they provide the service.