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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St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
Tucson, AZ

Solo Pastor

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive congregation of 200 members in Tucson, Arizona. We are called by Jesus Christ to be a joyful faith community that celebrates God’s love, transforms lives and is a force for justice in the world. St. Mark’s has been a More Light church for the past seven years and we are dedicated to the full inclusion of LGBTQA people in the life of the church. Our congregation has a rich history of social justice work; over the years we have been involved with advocacy on the issues of migrant rights, full day kindergarten, poverty, racial equality, and more. We hope our new pastor will guide us as we serve the people around us, build community as a church, and seek a deeper spiritual life together.

Send your PIF or resume to [email protected].  MIF #00069.

Information posted 1/28/14.

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Towson Presbyterian Church
Towson, MD

Associate Pastor/Youth

Towson Presbyterian Church is a community that welcomes all to worship God faithfully, to serve our neighbors in need, and to share our faith with others. A congregation with warmth and compassion, TPC seeks to travel with all believers on their journey of faith. We are committed to seeking justice, kindness and mercy in the world, and with lives that affirm the distinct and transforming love of God.

The Associate Pastor/Youth position will encompass three areas of church life at TPC: youth ministry, mission/outreach, and pastoral care.  Please see our MIF at the CLC site for additional details.

Website:  www.towsonpres.org

View our MIF on the CLC site:   #10062

Please use the CLC site to refer your PIF.

Information posted 11/22/13.

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The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, NY

650 members

Solo Pastor

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva is a welcoming More Light church in a small city in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes.

Our church is known locally as affirming, inclusive, warm and welcoming — a contagious attitude that we nurture and share, both within our congregation and with the larger community.  We worship God with joy, humility, humor and music – resulting in an active, engaged congregation.

We seek a Pastor, who, through inspirational preaching, teaching and modeling of the Gospel should inspire the congregation as a body and as individuals to engage more fully in the spiritual and temporal work of the Church, finding tangible ways to demonstrate in thought, word and deed the ministry to which we are called as disciples of Christ.

We expect our Pastor to share our sense of humor and continue our tradition of making Church a place where fun and laughter are part of worship.

Learn more about us at our website: http://www.presbyterianchurchingenevanewyork.org.

View our MIF:   #11105.AC.

Please use the CLC site to refer your PIF.

Information posted 9/11/13.

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The Church of the Covenant
Cleveland, OH

350+ members

Pastor/Head of Staff

The Church of the Covenant is a metropolitan church set in a vibrant and growing community of nationally renowned academic, medical, and arts institutions in Cleveland’s University Circle.

Covenant’s members value theologically sound, relevant preaching in worship services that include music of high quality and variety.  We recognize the imperative of Christian education for children, youth, and adults. We embrace the diversity and inclusivity of our congregation as we welcome persons from a wide variety of faith traditions and from all walks of life.  The Church of the Covenant encourages mission outreach, campus ministry, interfaith cooperation, and social justice advocacy.

Covenant lives its vision through strong and prophetic preaching during worship, enhanced by spiritually uplifting music in our newly refurbished and acoustically elegant Ralph Adams Cram Gothic sanctuary. Covenant has a strong tradition of social justice advocacy, and outreach, partnering with over twenty local and global organizations.

Website:  www.covenantweb.org

See 2012 Self Study at: http://www.covenantweb.org/MIC%20Self%20Study%202012%20Affirmed%2010-24-12.pdf.

MIF # 06360.ACO

Correspondence and PIFs should be sent to:  [email protected].

Information posted 7/25/13.

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First Presbyterian Church
Wooster, OH

400+ Members

Pastor/Head of Staff

First Presbyterian Church, Wooster, is a 200 year-old church with more than 400-members in a flourishing northeast Ohio college community. We are seeking an enthusiastic, compassionate pastor who can both lead and listen. With our new staffing model, we are planning to thrive, expand our active community involvement and grow inside and outside our church walls, without losing our solid foundation of faith and tradition. Our Head of Staff will help implement our new staffing model, strategize plans for outreach and growth and energize a well educated, faith driven congregation that will work to make it all happen. If you are as excited about the future as we are, take a look.

Website: http://www.fpc-wooster.org

Complete PIF at http://www.fpc-wooster.org/CIF

CLC listing: CIF #06839.AE0

Questions: Nancy Young, PNC Chair: [email protected]

Information posted 6/19/13.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dayton, OH

1000 members

Pastor/Head of Staff

Westminster Presbyterian Church is the largest church in the Presbytery serving a regional, well-educated congregation of 1000 members. Our cathedral-style building is located in the urban heart of Dayton. Our congregation finds unity in traditional worship, exceptional music, strong Christian education, exciting youth fellowship, and enriching mission service. We are seeking a pastor who will continue our tradition of challenging and inspirational preaching, who regards worship as the heartbeat of the church, has a warm and accessible personality, is confident and engaging, and is passionate about social justice and community service. A strong candidate would be able to minister to members of all ages and walks of life, attract and encourage new members, and exhibit the skills of collaborator and team builder to work with our exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of four associates. A loving God is transforming lives through Westminster Church. We are committed to Christian discipleship that is enhanced by education, significant relational groups, and pastoral care. For more information please visit our direct URL: goo.gl/cmiwI.

Website: http://westminsterdayton.org/index.html

CLC listing: CIF # 06472 

Send your PIF to [email protected].

Information posted 3/10/13.

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To add your church’s Church Information Form to this list, please contact Tricia Dykers Koenig.

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Recent calls:

  • Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati has called Adam Fronczek as Pastor, beginning July 2014.  He has served Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago as Associate Pastor.
  • The new Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago is Shannon Johnson Kershner, beginning May 1, 2014.  She comes from Black Mountain (NC) Presbyterian Church.
  • First United Presbyterian Church in Troy, NY, has called the Reverend Gusti Linnea Newquist as Pastor, beginning in February 2014.
  • Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta has called the Rev. Michelle Mikyung Hwang to the position of Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, beginning in February 2014.
  • Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, CA has called the Rev. Ben Daniel as Pastor, beginning in March 2014.  His previous pastorate was at Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose.
  • Beginning in January 2014, the Pastor of St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA, is the Rev. D. Mark Davis. He comes from Heartland Presbyterian Church in Clive, IA.
  • The new Associate Pastor at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston is Keatan King, a recent graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
  • Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights, OH, has called the Rev. Derek Starr Redwine as Pastor.  He comes from Akron, OH, where he was Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
  • The Rev. Sam Hamilton Poore has been called as Pastor of Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, IA.
  • The new Pastor of Setauket Presbyterian Church is the Rev. Mary Speers, who came to Long Island from the Presbytery of New York City in Spring 2013.

 

 

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