Messiah is actively seeking two Associate Pastor Positions:
Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Associate Pastor of Youth & Family.

CURRENT STATUS (Youth & Family):

We are excited to announce that the Pastor Search Team & Board of Lay Ministry Recommend Calling Mr. Ryan Pfendler to Messiah as our Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries. The congregation will vote to approve Ryan’s call at the June 4 Congregational Meeting. This position is funded for three years by the Field of Dreams capital campaign. 
Ryan is originally from Wake Forest, NC and completed his undergrad work at Concordia, Texas. He is currently a Director of Christian Education completing his internship in Virginia this summer.  Ryan is passionate about serving youth & young adults. He is personable, relatable and knowledgeable about sharing faith with the millennial generation. Ryan is willing to explore part-time seminary education on a path to becoming an ordained pastor. If called, Ryan looks forward to serving at Messiah starting approx. August 1.

View the Ministry Description: Associate Pastor of Youth & Family

CURRENT STATUS (Pastor of Discipleship): Nominations are now closed. The Pastor Search team is reviewing the submitted names and consulting with the district.

Questions? Please contact Bryan Blackford at