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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Riviera Presbyterian Church
Miami, FL

Pastor

Riviera Presbyterian Church is a spiritual community engaged in joyful worship, transforming education, and active service reflecting the path of Christ.  All we do flows out of our identity as children of God in Christ. We are drawn together in worship and praise. We interpret the Bible in a relevant, contemporary way remaining progressive in spirit and anchored in Christ’s teachings. We understand that inclusivity and active service to others are appropriate responses to Christ’s teachings. We use our people, building and money wisely to make a significant impact in our community. We enjoy our life together and celebrate with friendship, fun and food. We honor our heritage, applying its lessons creatively in present circumstances as we move toward an open future.

Please see our church website, www.rivierachurch.org and our MIF- 20017.ABO.

Information posted 7/28/14.

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Newport Presbyterian Church
Bellevue, WA

Interim Pastor

Newport seeks an Interim Pastor to serve beginning in September or October 2014.

We are a progressive witness within a theologically diverse community, welcoming all who desire to follow Christ. Worship is pivotal in the life of our congregation. Preaching from the Bible that is both prophetic and pastoral; use of the lectionary; a vital and varied music ministry; and an emphasis on liturgy, the sacraments, and reformed theology characterize our services of worship. Strong lay leadership, partnerships in mission, and spiritual and theological growth are hallmarks here. So, too, are our long-standing commitments to nurture all of our congregation, to care for and support each other, and to build a church that reflects the generosity, justice, hospitality, and grace of God.

The full Position Description is available on our website at http://www.newportpres.org/newport/index.php/interim.

Information posted 7/2/14.

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Providence Presbyterian Church
Providence, RI

Co-Pastor

Providence Presbyterian Church is a diverse, multi-cultural church of 130 members in Providence, RI.  We believe that the Church is called to reflect the kingdom of God which embraces all believers. We invite, accept and welcome into our membership and leadership people who differ by age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, family status, economic situation and theological viewpoint. This diverse group energetically and cooperatively participates in the life of this congregation, its mission and leadership. Worship is central to our lives and is motivating for everything we do. We seek to serve Jesus Christ through outreach and mission projects, so that we can be a congregation in service as well as in worship.

Website:  provpresri.org

View our MIF:  10939.AEO.

Information posted 6/12/14.

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Southminster Presbyterian Church
Beaverton, OR

Pastor/Head of Staff

Southminster Presbyterian Church is a welcoming More Light church, dedicated to social activism. The invitation to share in our journey comes with open hearts and minds. We seek a progressive pastor who celebrates our questions, embraces our passions, inspires our spirits and challenges us to think deeper, harder and more radically about how we can better express God’s unconditional love for the world. You, perhaps?

Please view our Mission Information Form for additional details about our community and the position.

If you are currently ordained in the Presbyterian Church, you will need to submit your Personal Information Form (PIF) to the Church Leadership Connection System, and self-refer to the Southminster Presbyterian Church position opening.

If you are ordained elsewhere, you will need to fill out and email your PIF to us directly at [email protected].

Information posted 5/20/14.

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Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Cleveland Heights, OH

Director of Spiritual Formation

Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is searching for a faithful individual to coordinate the spiritual formation of our children and adults. Full-time position with competitive salary and health benefits. Fairmount is a vibrant community of 800 members, nestled in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural center, that is adaptive in response to the changing needs of our members and community. We are a staff that works together to ensure that everyone knows they are loved and claimed by God.

Visit www.fairmountchurch.org to learn more or contact Pastor Derek Redwine directly at [email protected].

Information posted 5/17/14.

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Collegiate Presbyterian Church
Ames, IA

Campus Pastor – 3/4 time

Collegiate Presbyterian Church seeks to minister to Iowa State University students, faculty and staff, as well as to other Ames residents.  Located in Ames, Iowa, at the edge of ISU, we are a community of Christians who value growing spiritually, reaching out to those in need at ISU, in Ames, and around the world.  We also value sending informed disciples into the society around us to impart Christ’s message of love and reconciliation, to do justice, love kindness and to walk humbly with God.  We seek to express the Christian faith with both intellectual and theological integrity.

Website:  http://www.cpcames.org/

View our MIF on the CLC site: 02672.AH0

Information posted 5/8/14.

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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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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:

  • The new Pastor of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, OH, is Amy Starr Redwine.  She was most recently Associate Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Akron.
  • 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.

 

 

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