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Supply Clergy List

Supply Clergy

The following is a listing of persons available to serve as supply clergy. Each name is provided with a contact number or email; some names also include areas in which they are able to serve.

The Rev. Sarah (Sally) Boelter
Belleville
734-697-4941

The Rev. Gene Curry
Ann Arbor
734-945-0476
Gec1936@comcast.net

The Rev. George Davinich
Brighton
734-395-4613
revdavinich@gmail.com

The Rev. George “Chip” Dischinger
 704-640-5778
 gldchip7@gmail.com

The Rev. Cynthia Garman
Saline
734-368-2799
cagarman1@aol.com

The Rev. Daniel Grossoehme
Westland
513-607-5942
violas9502@gmail.com

The Rev. Margaret Haas
Ypsilanti
734-483-4455
mhaas@umich.edu

The Rev. Richard Hamlin
Lansing
517-485-1253
wrhamlin@juno.com

The Rev. JoAnn Kennedy Slater
Ann Arbor
734-646-7097
slaterj@umich.edu

The Rev. Shirley McWhorter
734-934-0748
revshirleymcw@yahoo.com

The Rev. Amy Maffeo
Lansing
724-470-8047
a.eldmaffeo@gmail.com

The Rev. Sharon Voelker
Washington Township
989-600-8494
slvoelker1@gmail.com


NOTE: All clergy must be compensated at no less than the current Diocesan minimum plus mileage at the current IRS rate of $0.585/mile for 2022.
Diocesan Council establishes a minimum compensation rate for supply clergy as follows:
For a single service, $150 plus travel at the current IRS rate.
For two services or a service and a Christian formation class, $200 plus travel at the current IRS rate.
For additional services, you may negotiate. Per the Internal Revenue Service, the mileage rates as of January 1, 2020 are 57.5 cents per mile.

In addition to our supply list, congregations may also call priests from Eastern Michigan’s supply list and priests from Western Michigan’s supply list. The supply rates in Eastern and Western Michigan are higher than ours.

The following ELCA pastors may also be called:

Pr. Pamela Gabel (Ann Arbor 610-428-1154; pamela.gabel@yahoo.com)
Pr. Gerald Elsholz (St. Clair Shores 586-777-4167; pastor@feelc.org)
Pr. Phil Hemke (Rochester Hills 248-219-9707; phemk@lssm.org)
Pr. Regina Johnson (Redford, 313-717-5681, Revreginajohnson102@gmail.com)
Pr. Michelle Werner (Farmington Hills, 734-646-4064, mmeints@gmail.com)

The ELCA pastors charge $200/Sunday plus mileage, rather than our usual supply rates.

There is a shortage of available supply priests, so it’s best to try to schedule priests 60 to 90 days ahead – especially in summer. When that’s not possible, such as in illness or emergency, we try to help congregations find priests for Sundays (e.g., university chaplains or associates) or special services. If that’s not possible, congregations do call their Deans.