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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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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Central Presbyterian Church
Austin, TX

Pastor/Head of Staff

Central Presbyterian Church is a diverse and inclusive congregation in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. Central has been seeking the welfare of Austin and praying to the Lord on its behalf for 177 years. Our location a few blocks from the Texas Capitol, the seat of power, in one direction, and Front Steps, the Austin Regional Center for the Homeless, in the other direction, provides us with many opportunities to serve our community. We are seeking a Pastor to serve as Head of Staff and lead us in continuing to follow Christ as we nurture discipleship. Central has a tradition of leadership in Austin. We want to call a Pastor who will help us discern the next challenge that God has for us.

Website: http://cpcaustin.org/

[email protected]

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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McKinley Foundation
Champaign, IL

Executive Director

McKinley Foundation in Champaign is looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking Executive Director to take the helm as the current ED is retiring.

McKinley is a socially progressive organization affiliated with McKinley Presbyterian Church and is the manager of the Presby Hall, home to 262 University of Illinois students. This person must be able to work with clergy, students and a board while maintaining McKinley’s reputation as a leader in promoting social justice in the community. Experience with financial management and knowledge of financial reporting a must. Salary is commensurate with experience, benefits are included.

More information is available here.

Cover letter and resume should be sent to [email protected] or 509 South 5th Street, Champaign, IL 61820 by November 1.

Information posted 10/18/16.

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Mount Washington Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH

Pastor/Head of Staff

Our River is Deep & Wide

With many bridges to cross (and a ferry too!), you’ll enjoy life along the Ohio River in Cincinnati.  Since none of us can walk on water, we don’t expect our Head of Staff at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church to do so either.  Navigate to us at www.mwpc-church.org and click on Pastor Search for our Ministry Information Form.

Information posted 10/6/16.

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Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Brooklyn, NY

Pastor

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC), a multi-racial, multi-cultural church located in vibrant Fort Greene, Brooklyn, seeks a dynamic, spiritually mature Solo Pastor to lead its congregation of over 200 members. The successful candidate will inspire us to apply Jesus’ teachings to a rapidly evolving community and help usher in a new phase of growth for this historic church. We hope to attract a pastor who embraces LAPC’s deep commitment to social justice, Christian education, and a rich music ministry rooted in faith. The church wants a leader who can help to increase active participation among our members and grow the number of families in our congregation, while also strengthening our financial base.

LAPC celebrates and welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Website:  http://www.lapcbrooklyn.org and http://www.lapcbrooklyn.org/#!pastor-search/c1xk5

MIF:  #05264.AA0.  Interested candidates can apply via the CLC or email their PIF, resume and cover letter directly to [email protected].

Information posted 8/24/16.

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Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH

Pastor/Head of Staff

Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church is searching for a solo pastor/head of staff to lead our committed progressive congregation.  A longtime advocate for full inclusion in our denomination, Mt. Auburn would like a Teaching Elder who is able, with our lay leadership, to guide us on our spiritual path and purpose.  Interested candidates may apply online through the PCUSA website.

Website: www.mtauburnpresby.org/

Refer to MIF #: 06284.AD0.  Or contact PNC chair Lynn Hailey at [email protected].

Information posted 5/4/16.

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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:

  • 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.
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church of McLean, VA, called the Rev. Katie Strednak Singer, formerly at Franklin (KY) Presbyterian Church, as Associate Pastor in July, 2016.
  • The new Pastor of the Presbyterian – New England Congregational Church of Saratoga Springs, NY, is the Rev. Kate Forer, who began her ministry with the congregation in April 2016.
  • Rocky Supinger, who had been serving Claremont (CA) Presbyterian Church, was called by Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, as Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry, beginning February 1, 2016.
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