Supply Clergy List

Last Updated on February 2015

The following clergy may be available to serve as supply clergy when they are not otherwise engaged.

Many are willing to travel. They will, of course, expect an honorarium and reimbursement for related expenses. Please understand that the supply fee includes the service(s) and the preparation time for the homily or sermon. One outcome of Called to Common Mission, the agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is that ELCA Lutheran pastors may be invited to supply in Episcopal parishes on an occasional basis. In order to facilitate connecting with Lutheran clergy, the following links are to the lists of supply clergy in the Northwestern Ohio Synod and Northeastern Ohio Synod.

The following may be understood as "norms" recognizing that specific circumstances may dictate some variation. Clergy are free to negotiate for the fee they wish to receive for services rendered. It is important that the fee be agreed upon at the time the services are arranged. Supply clergy are reimbursed for all related expenses: meals, lodging, telephone, and travel. The 2014 IRS allowance for mileage reimbursement is 56¢ per mile.

One simple service with brief homily  $75-$100
One principal service with sermon  $100-$125
Two Sunday services including sermon(s)$150-$200

George Baum (Cleveland) 419-450-8200
James Greer (Cleveland) 216-235-5291
Gregory Griffith (Coshocton) 740-622-5937
Sahra Harding (Cleveland) 216-233-7897
John Hayden (Chardon) 440-221-3703
William H. Jones (Toledo) 419-474-9960
Elizabeth Kelly (Pandora) 419-358-0481
John Keller (Cleveland) 440-356-7138
Jane McDermott (Youngstown) 330-540-3615
Gary McElroy (Chagrin Falls) 440-543-2633
Gary Mitchener (Cleveland) 216-310-1338
Gene Pearson (West) 419-410-9160
Ralph Pitman (Cleveland Heights) 216-371-2423
Nancy Roth (Oberlin) 440-774-1813
George Tarsis (Barberton) 330-848-0287
John Trumble, Jr. (Tiffin) 419-447-0421
Robert Weaver (Cleveland Heights) 216-371-2020
John Wigle (Youngstown) 330-788-4857




















Revised February 2015