Congregations Seeking Pastors

The Covenant Network encourages churches engaged in a pastor search to make full use of the PCUSA’s Church Leadership Connection and of their presbytery’s Executive Presbyter, Stated Clerk, and Committee on Ministry.

The following congregations that share Covenant Network’s vision of the church have openings on their pastoral staffs. Their Pastor Nominating Committees are particularly interested in considering candidates with a faithfully inclusive understanding of the church’s ministry and mission. Recommendations and self-referrals may be addressed to the PNC Chair.

Note to pastors: If you would also like to be part of our confidential file of pastors who have affirmed the Call to Covenant Community and are seeking or open to a new call, please contact Executive Director Brian Ellison.

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Broad Street Ministry
Philadelphia, PA

Pastor

Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded Christian community that practices radical hospitality and works for a more just world through civic engagement. It seeks to be dynamic in its expression of worship, embracing those on the margins of faith, those who are on the margins of society, and those who have enjoyed the embrace of the church.

Website: http://www.broadstreetministry.org

See our MIF #79068.AA or email [email protected].

Information updated 8/10/17

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Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
Wauwatosa, WI

Co-Pastor

By the grace of God, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church is an inclusive congregation. We strive to be “Community Through Christ and In Christ,” conveying warmth, welcome, and the unity of Spirit.  In a recent survey, our congregation reported both high energy and high satisfaction and is ready to pursue growth in numbers, ministry and engagement.  We are in the unique position of calling someone to walk alongside our pastor of 21+ years, who will retire in 3-4 years. Until then, the co-pastors will fully share leadership. The co-pastor will then continue to serve, working with the congregation to discern what staffing model might be best.  The co-pastor we seek will stand strong for righteousness, initiate change where needed, yet recognize and support successful ministries.
Information updated 4/11/17

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First Presbyterian Church
Morgantown, WV

Pastor

As a community of Christ, First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown, West Virginia, seeks to practice the hospitality of Jesus, by welcoming and embracing all persons, celebrating God’s creative diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status and life situations. God calls us to welcome the stranger, to care for one another, to address the needs of the poor and marginalized in our community and beyond, to worship together, to foster spiritual growth and knowledge, and always to keep God at the center of all that we do. We seek a pastor who can lead us in stimulating, engaging, welcoming worship; guide us as we reinvent and rebuild the congregation; and join us as a force for justice in the community.
See our MIF # 09221.AF0 or email [email protected]

Information posted 3/5/17.

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Second Presbyterian Church
St. Louis, MO

Pastor

Second Presbyterian Church has been a spiritual anchor in St. Louis for almost 180 years. It has evolved into a progressive and diverse place of worship. We are seeking a vibrant and energetic pastor who is a compassionate communicator and faith-filled preacher. We seek one with foresight and vision, sensitive to the culture of our urban congregation and our love for music, who will balance spiritual leadership with organizational skills. Our mission-oriented church is committed to partnering with a wider network of religious and civic institutions.
See our MIF #04208.AE1 or email [email protected].

Information posted 3/1/17.

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First Presbyterian Church
Logan, UT

Associate Pastor

Our church is Christ-centered yet open; scripture-based yet non-doctrinaire; thoughtful and serious yet filled with fun and laughter. We are seeking an energetic Associate Pastor with a vision and passion for encouraging children, youth, and adults to grow deeper and serve wider in their relationships with God and with each other. We need a leader who can navigate multiple arenas of service while cultivating and empowering lay leaders, and a teacher who can engage and challenge learners of all ages to exemplify Christ’s teachings in worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.

Website: http://www.firstpreslogan.com/.

MIF# 08884.AGo. For more information contact Merideth Thompson, APNC chair, at [email protected].

Information posted 2/13/17.

 

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College of Wooster Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Wooster, OH

Chaplain

Come work with us!

The College of Wooster has a long tradition and commitment to a religiously and theologically diverse campus community. The Henry J. Copeland Interfaith Chaplain seeks to promote the values of the Center of Diversity and Inclusion and the College of Wooster’s graduate qualities concerning Religious Diversity to the Wooster Community. The Interfaith Chaplain is a member of the College of Wooster Division of Student Affairs and is housed within The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).

See details here: https://wiki.wooster.edu/display/HREmpOpps/Henry+J.+Copeland+Interfaith+Chaplain.

Information posted 2/9/17.

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Friendship Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL

Residency (Full-time)

Friendship Presbyterian Church is opening a residency program in partnership with the PCUSA 1001 New Worshiping Communities Program. The residency is focused on increasing the capacity of ministry leaders in new church and church redevelopment skills specifically in the areas of community organizing, building collaborative community partners, and experimenting with being the church in new ways.

Friendship will be transitioning to a co-locating and collaborative space model with not-for-profit partners in 2017, making it a great opportunity to get on-the-ground experience as part of a pastoral team in a congregation in a time of transition and on-going development.

This position should be of interest to seminarians seeking opportunities in new and developing churches. The position includes both a $15,000 housing stipend and an additional $15,000 stipend to cover living expenses, as well as a contribution to health coverage. It may become an ordainable position.

More information: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/1001-2/apprenticeship/residency-in-chicago-friendship/.

Information posted 2/8/17.

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Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church
Norfolk, VA

Pastor

Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA is a welcoming, diverse, affirming and spiritual church with over 200 members.  The congregation is strongly committed and united in their mission of celebrating the gifts of God, following Jesus Christ and seeking to comfort and strengthen the lives of those we touch.  Royster is seeking a Spirit-filled leader who has five to ten years’ experience. Our new pastor will lead a diverse congregation that desires to be spiritually enriched through worship and service to the community as witnesses to God’s love and grace. Royster is an urban church, located about four miles north of downtown Norfolk. Norfolk is the center of a region with numerous recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. Norfolk is located at the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, two hours from the mountains and twenty minutes from Virginia Beach.

Website: http://www.roysterpc.org/

MIF# 23102AA, or send a message to [email protected]

Information posted 2/7/16.

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First Presbyterian Church
New Haven, CT

Pastor/Head of Staff

First Presbyterian Church is a worshiping community of progressive Christian believers in the greater New Haven region.  We are a broadly diverse and welcoming congregation, and include people from New Haven and surrounding towns, as well as many from the university communities.

We gather on Sunday morning to worship God and throughout the week to be about the work of God in the world.  We are a part of the Reformed tradition, which means that we value the Word of God in Scripture, as we understand it in the midst of today’s world. In the Word of God read and proclaimed, in music which stirs the soul, in the nurture of children and adults, alike, we seek to serve God together.

We are looking for a pastor who is enthusiastic, compassionate, and welcoming to all people in a More Light Church.  We desire excellence in preaching,  with sermons which offer inspiring and incisive takes on Biblical texts and current topics.  We seek a pastor who can motivate and encourage older youth in the life of the church.  This person should be committed to leading and supporting the congregation in social justice work.

Website: www.fpcnh.org

MIF #: 04580.AB0

Information posted 1/25/17.

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Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
New York, NY

Pastor/Head of Staff

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church is seeking a pastor to be an inspiration for thought and conversation within our community, a leader for change, and a guide for a church that engages with the world. The congregation has a strong desire to welcome both congregants and applicants of different faith backgrounds, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Website: http://www.mapc.com/

MIF # 05641.AF0

Information posted 12/1/16.

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Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL

Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership and Adult Education

Fourth Presbyterian Church is a light in the city reflecting the inclusive love of God. Comforted and challenged by the Gospel of Christ, we strive to be a welcoming, serving community. At the intersection of faith and life, we share God’s grace through worship, preaching, education, and ministries of healing, reconciliation, and justice. We affirm the worth of all and nurture each individual’s spiritual pilgrimage. Inspired by our heritage, we confront our future with hope and confidence in God’s purpose.

The new, unique role of Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership Development and Adult Education was defined by our Personnel Committee and Pastor to increase synergy and alignment so that we can more fully live into our vision and mission. Reporting to the Pastor, the SAP will be a close confidant of hers and responsible for three key areas: supervising pastoral staff, leadership development, and  adult education.

Website: http://fourthchurch.org/

MIF #: 01580.AP0

Information posted 12/1/16.

 

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Recent calls:

  • Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, has called the Rev. Jenny Warner as its new pastor, beginning September 1, 2017. She has most recently served as pastor for justice, spirituality and community at First Presbyterian Church, Bend, Oregon. The Covenant Network’s former national organizer, the Rev. Tricia Dykers Koenig, is serving as pastor-in-residence July 2 through August 13.
  • Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, OH, has called the Rev. Debbie Whaley as Pastor/Head of Staff, beginning in September 2017. She most recently served as Interim Pastor at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, Sunnyvale, CA.
  • The Presbyterian Mission Agency has announced that Henry Koenig Stone will be the new managing editor of Unbound, the social witness policy journal. He began in June 2017.
  • Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, OH, has called the Rev. Stacy Midge as Pastor, beginning March 2017. Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, Rev. Midge previous served the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY.
  • Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, WA, has called the Rev. Roger Harwerth as Pastor, beginning in November 2016. He had been serving First Presbyterian Church of Pendleton, OR.
  • The Rev. Ken Henry, previously Pastor of Stone Church of Willow Glen, San Jose, CA, began serving Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA, in August 2016.

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