Congregations throughout the synod make use of supply preachers and interims. The list of clergy available for pulpit supply may be requested by NC Synod rostered ministers or congregational staff. Contact Diane Ryan, for the current list. Supply preachers include retired pastors and certified lay preachers. Synod staff will help congregations without pastoral leadership schedule supply preachers. Pastors needing supply preachers for vacation Sundays may contact Diane Ryan for the list of available preachers.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, supply pastors are only being supplied to congregations following the synod's Re-Gathering Recommendations. Those may be found on the COVID-19 page along with alternative worship solutions for those unable to gather.
Interim pastors serve congregations as they transition to new pastoral leadership or a new season of the congregation (such as shared ministry). Intentional interims, with specialized training, are appointed when there is a need to attend to conflict or move a congregation through a major change. Interims are appointed by the bishop.