For a copy of the current pulpit supply list, please get in touch with the BC Synod Office by email at or by phone at 604-524-1318.

The Office of the Bishop appoints participants on the pulpit supply list. Current ELCIC rostered, or retired leaders wishing to be on the pulpit supply list must be in contact with the Office of the Bishop and be prepared to submit a current background check and attend regular boundaries training sessions offered by the synod. The BC Synod Bishop will evaluate the list over time and make necessary changes in conversation with participants. 

Pastoral Supply Guidelines

(Updated October 2023)

At the fall 2022 synod council meeting, we addressed a concern that had been raised about the pastoral supply rate in our synod. We discovered that these rates had not been adjusted since 2012. You can find a sheet with historical data regarding pulpit supply rates HERE.

Over the years, our full communion partners' rate had steadily increased to the point that we were paying $100 less. Accordingly, the Synod Council significantly adjusted the rates starting January 1, 2023.    

Pastoral supply follows the following schedule:

One service - $285 plus mileage @ the current CRA rate (2024 - $.70 per km). 
Two services (same day) in the same congregation - $335 plus mileage @ the current CRA rate (2024 - $.70 per km). 

A second service in a different language would be paid an additional 50% for the first service of the day.