Even though you may not physically be on campus, as an alumni you are still part of the Columbia community, and we want to support you in your journey as a pastoral leader. That is why the Alumni Referral Network exists.
Are you a Columbia alumni open to the possibility of a new call? Are you in a congregation searching for a new pastor? We have a process in place to help you connect!
From time to time, search committees from churches contact the seminary seeking names of alumni who might be considered the next pastor at their church. To respond to these calls, we have formed an alumni referral network. This group of professors and staff will work to supply church search committees who inquire about our alumni with as many names of potential candidates as we can.
If you are open to being considered for some of the pastoral opportunities that come to our attention, please email Julie Bailey, Director of Alumni and Church Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your PIF or resume, and any other information you think would be helpful, such as geographical boundaries. Your information will be used discreetly and with confidentiality. This is not an attempt to circumvent the work of the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection process. It is simply an effort to knowledgeably respond to the requests that come to the seminary.
If you are open to a first-call or recent seminary graduate, please email your church’s MIF or job description to Kathryn Threadgill, Vice President Student Formation and Campus Culture: email@example.com.
For churches seeking a pastor with three or more years of experience, please email your church’s MIF or job description to Julie Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org.