Educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world.


Students, please fill out a Candidate Seeking a Call Form. To learn about call opportunities, please see the Bulletin Board across from the Office of Student Services.


Congregations, please fill out a Call Opportunity Form, then you may also do the following:

  • Participate in our annual Call Fair for Pastor Nominating Committees typically held in March by contacting the Office of Students Services by phone at 404-687-4523 or by email at
  • Review the graduating student profiles below:


Students Seeking a Call

Thank you so much for your interest in this year’s seniors and in our recent graduates. They eagerly anticipate the opportunity to use their theological education and talents in the service of the church of Jesus Christ.

Below you will find “Candidate Seeking a Call (CSC)” profiles for those seeking church leadership positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA). We have also listed students by position type. We hope this information will be helpful to you as you seek candidates for positions in your church or organization.

                We will also be happy to provide our students with a brief description of the position you have open. Simply complete our Call Opportunity Form and submit it electronically for inclusion in the placement opportunities catalog that we make available to seniors and recent graduates.

Warmest wishes to you and your committee as you seek new leadership for your congregation! Please contact us whenever we may be of assistance in your search process.

Dr. Paul "Skip" Johnson
Vice President and Dean of Students
Columbia Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520
404 687-4522 phone/404 377-9696 fax

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Student Profiles
Names of those persons who have permission to circulate a Personal Information Form (PIF) and to interview for ordainable positions are marked with an asterisk (*). You may obtain copies of their PIFs by contacting them directly or by contacting the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Life at 404 687-4523.

Students by Position Type

Click on a link to view profiles of students interested in that type of position.

You can continue scrolling down the page to see all students interested in each type of position

Associate Pastor (Christian Education)

Associate Pastor (Youth)

Associate Pastor (Other)

Pastor (Solo)

Pastor (Head of Staff)

Pastor (New Church Development)

Pastor (Redevelopment)

Pastor (Tent Maker/Part-time)

Pastor (Yoked/Multiple)


Designated Pastor

Campus Minister