(1) At both churches the two congregations share the pastor and property.(2) Rarely does a congregation want the pastor to lead the church into an era of decline!(3) In another report, a pastor and his wife ministering in the southwestern city of Galle were riding in a bus when the tsunami first hit.(4) He has pastored churches in Northern California and Oregon but we moved back to retire here, our home.(5) In 1950, newly married and fresh out of graduate school, we accepted the pastorate of a struggling Baptist church that had turned for help to the Conservative Baptist movement.(6) He persuaded the Catholic bishops to begin by publicly declaring that if the Donatists would take communion with them and unite, they would then invite their Donatist opposite numbers to share in the pastorate of each diocese.(7) His pastorate was the most important of the nineteenth century, but at his death, in 1847, the church had a membership of only 20.(8) In the last two years of his life, he became a Presbyterian, pastoring a church in Westchester, Pennsylvania.(9) In large part, to talk about clergy deployment in the Episcopal church is to talk about pastoring congregations.(10) Many of the scholars mentioned in your article are among our founding members, but the project involves pastors , lay church leaders, and social activists.(11) They are deacons, women religious, or lay ministers who effectively serve as pastors of congregations, though they are unable to celebrate the Eucharist.(12) Still, a joint pastorship returned briefly about a decade ago.(13) The pastorate has been marked by evangelistic work in local schools, homes for the elderly, the local day hospice, and outreach through literature distribution and home visiting around the town.(14) Unlike this bishop, church leaders, pastors and congregations need to create the opportunities for youth to discern their call to ministry.(15) Still, I respond happily when people call me pastor, and I am convinced that the pastorate would have been a fulfilling lifelong career.(16) He resigned his associate pastorship in 1989 and, with the help of an inheritance and some investments, earned an MBA in marketing at Portland State University.