About Me

John VonhofJohn Vonhof is the author of The Pastoral Search Journey. Over the years, he has served in many roles with the church body - clerk, deacon, elder, chair of many committees, youth leader, Sunday School teacher, and representative to many denominational boards.

After serving as the secretary of the search team at his church, he saw the need for a resource about the pastoral search process. His own denomination had limited resources to help search teams. Taking his notes and correspondence from that search team experience, he wrote Managing the Pastoral Search Process.

Because of the limited market for such a book, John published the book on his own. The first edition was written to help churches of the Christian Reformed and Reformed Church of America denominations. This version contains references to church order of both denominations, and speaks to way churches in both denominations are governed.

The second edition was published by The Alban Institute, an interdenominational publishing house. For this revision, the content was changed to be more applicable to nondenominational churches as well and churches affiliated with other denominations.