Parish Ministry Associate Program

The Parish Ministry Associate (PMA) Program of the Nebraska Synod seeks to help identify the gifts God has given God’s people and help equip those people for the ministry of sharing the Good News among all people.

There are a variety of ways PMAs serve in partnership with ordained pastors:

  • As dedicated volunteers in their own congregation, often with a specific ministry focus.
  • By being available for pulpit supply in their area.
  • By serving on the staff of a church or synod-related ministry.
  • By being available for assignment by the bishop to serve a congregation as its pastoral leader or transitional minister.

Each PMA chooses how they will serve and may be invited to serve in ways not imagined.

To learn more about the PMA program, read the PMA Brochure below and contact the program staff or a member of the PMA Steering Committee.

The 2017 PMA Convocation will be held April 28-29 in Lexington, NE.  Click below to register.

Introductory Materials:
Staff Contacts:
PMA Steering Committee:

Members: Rev. Glenda Pearson, Ord; Rev. Baron Cole, Franklin; Ron Lau, Rising City; Maurine Roller, Alliance; Kathy Salts, Broken Bow; Gerald Toepher, Blue Hill; Brenda Tophoj, Lewellen; Rev. Steve Meysing (PMA Director), North Platte; Julie Schmidt (PMA Student), Minden.