Monday, June 01, 2009

Who we are: pastors in Oregon

Here's a quick snapshot of the 125+ pastors in the Oregon Conference:

Two-thirds of us are over the age of 50.
  • 10% of the pastors in this Conference are in their 20s.
  • 15% are in their 30s.
  • 12% are in their 40s.
  • 35% are in their 50s.
  • 20% are in their 60s.
  • 8% are 70 or older.
Almost three-fourths of us have been in our district less than six years.
  • 42% have been in our district less than three years.
  • 31% four to six years.
  • 18% seven to nine years.
  • 7% ten to twelve years.
  • 2% more than twelve years.
Almost two-thirds of us don't work with another pastor.
  • 5% of us are hospital chaplains.
  • 27% serve in a multi-church district with only one pastor.
  • 34% serve in a single-church district with only one pastor.
  • 34% serve in a single-church or a multi-church district with more than one pastor.
Almost three-fourths of us are Anglos.
  • 72% of us are Anglos.
  • 17% are Hispanic.
  • The other 11% are evenly divided between Asian, African-American, and Slavic pastors (with one Pacific Islander).
Almost all of us are men.
  • Though its been thirty years since the Oregon Conference hired its first woman pastor, we've only four women serving as such today -- two of whom are hospital chaplains.

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