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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.

Sarah (Sally) Boelter
Belleville
734-697-4941

Gene Curry
Ann Arbor
(734) 945-0476
Gec1936@comcast.net

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

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

Henny Grossoehme
Westland
513-675-3201
Revhenny@stjohnswestland.com

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

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

Christine Humphrey
Anywhere
248-229-9190
pastorchrisandsam@yahoo.com

Wayne Knotts
Linden
810-735-7431
Kt8knot@aol.com

Thomas Krell
248-541-7979
tomandsandykrell@aol.com

Marcia Ledford
Ypsilanti
734-383-8253
madremarcia313@gmail.com

Fred Nestrock
Waterford
609-558-7018
Fnest44@aol.com

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

Ann Webber
Rochester
248-375-0642
etawebber@aol.com


NOTE: All clergy must be compensated at no less than the current Diocesan minimum plus mileage at the current IRS rate of $0.575/mile.
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. Frederick Gross (Allen Park; 313-381-7496; fredrickgross@juno.com)
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.