The "Search and Call" process of the United Church of Christ provides the means
to help UCC congregations conduct a nationwide search among UCC clergy for pastoral
leadership. The process also helps UCC clergy who are seeking a call to service
within the United Church of Christ. It is expected that both clergy and local
churches will work closely with UCC Conferences and Associations while engaged
in Search and Call.
To participate, clergy prepare a Ministerial Profile while congregations prepare a Local Church Profile. Follow the link below to UCC Profile software. If you have any questions using the software, please contact the Profiles Office: Darrell Ludwig, 216-736-3847, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to request a criminal background check through Oxford Document Management.
The criminal background check will be attached and circulated with your ministerial
profile. You will have an opportunity to view the results of the criminal
background check before your profile is distributed. You are encouraged to
begin this process when you begin working on your profile to minimize the possibility
of a delay in your profile being processed. There is a fee of $160.00 which
you will pay directly to Oxford Document Management using your credit card.