Calling Clergy: A Spiritual and Practical Guide Through the Search Process

by Elizabeth Geitz. Church Publishing, 2007.


This book provides spiritual and practical processes to search for a new clergy, offering helpful tools to make it a positive discernment process.


spiritual practices, agenda items, reflection questions, 19 free online tools, two-hour anti-racism workshop

Recommended Audience

search committees, especially Episcopa


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Conduct productive committee meetings by using the agenda items and reflection questions throughout the process.
  • Raise awareness by participating in the two-hour anti-racism workshop in small or large groups, using the handout provided online.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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