Presbyterians Today - Go Figure - Is a pastor shortage on the horizon?
Is a pastor shortage on the horizon?
About half of installed and designated pastors are age 55 or older. If all of them retire in the next decade, the number of annual retirements would double from the current average of 171 to about 340. This could portend an increased need for 170 new pastors per year, under the (unlikely) assumption that no positions are lost.