Designated Transitional Pastors

The following individuals received a designation from their respective denominations to do this work. They have all completed Basic and Advanced Transitional Ministry Training, have at least 5 years of church ministry experience, served in at least 2 churches as a transitional pastor for a period totaling at least 18 months, and have the authority to practice as a pastor.

Keith Shields

Keith Shields is an active transitional pastor residing in Calgary, Alberta. He received his designation from Vision Ministries Canada, but also works across denominations. As of June 2023, Keith has worked with 4 churches as a transitional pastor. He is willing to serve churches in Alberta, British Columbia's Lower Mainland, and Southern Ontario. You can reach Keith by email at [email protected]

Todd DeHaan

Todd DeHaan is an active transitional pastor residing in Lethbridge, Alberta. He received his designation from the North West Mennonite Conference, but also works across denominations. As of June 2023, Todd has worked with over 10 churches as a transitional pastor. He is willing to serve churches in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. You can reach Todd by email at [email protected]

Reg & Brenda Toews

Reg and Brenda Toews are a husband and wife transitional ministry team residing in Chilliwack, British Columbia. They received their designation from the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, but also work across denominations. As of Feb 2024, Reg and Brenda have worked with three churches through pastoral transition. They are willing to serve churches in the Lower Mainland of BC. You can reach Reg and Brenda by email at [email protected]

Active Transitional Pastors

This roster is a list of transitional pastors and interim pastors that have received some training and hold an active basic membership with the network. Denominations and churches are welcome to contact any of the names on this map regarding job opportunities. However, TLN can not confirm that the transitional pastor will be a proper match for your situation. To ensure a suitable candidate is selected, it is critical for the denomination and/or church to screen, interview, and vet transitional pastors during the hiring process. TLN is not responsible for the performance or conduct of the transitional pastors on this list.

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TLN offers fee-based consulting to help churches and denominations find transitional pastors. We are connected to a variety of transitional pastors, some of whom are not listed on the above roster. We are available to assess your needs and help you find a suitable candidate. Contact us if you require additional assistance.

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