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. They have also indicated full openness to consideration of openly LGBTQ+ candidates. Recommendations and self-referrals may be addressed to the PNC Chair.

If you are an LGBTQ candidate or minister seeking a call and would like assistance navigating the process, information on congregations who are seeking a pastor, or any other support, please contact Executive Director Brian Ellison.

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Milwaukee, WI

Interim for Christian Education and Congregational Life

A healthy, growing, and inclusive community of faith on Milwaukee’s historic Lower East Side, Immanuel Presbyterian Church seeks a transitional leader to provide continuity of programming in the areas of Christian Education for Children and Youth and Congregational Life.  This is a temporary position, open to both clergy and non-clergy, while the congregation engages a process to consider and develop a new staffing model for continued health and vitality.  Follow this link for a full job description and link to the Ministry Information Form (MIF) (#09420.AC0).

Learn more about Immanuel’s mission and ministry at:  www.immanuelwi.org

Resumes or MIFs can be sent to: [email protected]

Posted 4/1/19

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Davis Community Church
Davis, CA

Associate Pastor for Programs and Engagement

Located at the center of a thriving university town, Davis Community Church seeks to offer a true “commons” for people from all walks of life—a faith community that brings together the spiritual and the material, the religious and the non-religious. As we seek to remain alive and relevant in today’s rapidly changing world, our congregation of nearly 600 people has taken bold steps to shape a vision and strategy to become a robust center for spiritual formation, human transformation, and contemplative activism. We seek a pastoral partner who will work alongside our talented leaders and staff, helping us increase diversity, foster new avenues of access for culturally non-dominant peoples, and embody the ways Jesus challenged the assumptions, structures, and systems of power and privilege that create injustice, oppression, and abuse.

Committed to full inclusion, we are eager to receive applications for people drawn to ministry within a dynamic downtown and university setting, and we invite conversations with LGBTQ individuals, women, and people of color. For more information, please see our MIF on the CLC website, or email [email protected].

MIF #: 00727.AE0

Posted 4/1/19

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Trinity Presbyterian Church
Springfield, MO

Associate Pastor/Director, Children and Youth Programming

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a growing congregation that took shape about 3 1/2 years ago. Our average attendance in worship is 124, with vibrant ministry taking place throughout the week. Each week, our bulletin shares with our visitors, in part: “Trinity Presbyterian Church is a community of people seeking to live life in the rhythm of God’s Kingdom. We welcome all on this journey with us, for we believe we are made stronger by those of differing social and economic backgrounds, gender identities, political viewpoints, and racial and ethnic backgrounds.” Trinity is seeking a ministry leader to help build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing overarching programming for Trinity’s children and youth (in the areas of group building, worship, fellowship, discipleship, mission and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. We expect this person to serve as a leader for faith formation ministries for children, youth and families by developing and organizing regular children and youth activities which integrate into the ministry of the congregation. We are open to individuals who are ordained (or eligible for ordination) within the Presbyterian Church (USA), however, ordination is not a requirement for this position. For more information, visit https://www.trinityspringfieldpcusa.org/careers/.

MIF #: 04153.AN0

Posted 4/1/19

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Calvary Presbyterian Church
San Francisco, CA

Pastor/Head of Staff

Calvary Presbyterian Church, one of the founding churches of the Covenant Network and host to the organization’s offices for almost 15 years, is seeking a Pastor and Head of Staff. Calvary is a historic congregation of 850 members located in San Francisco that seeks to live a bold vision as “the hands and feet of Christ” in our City and the world.

We have an ambitious vision to continue growing in faith and achieve our Mission, Vision, and Values. As a steward of this vision, our Pastor and Head of Staff will be a visible leader in the church and a strong voice for Calvary and justice in the City. This will require strong, graceful leadership, and though our goals are ambitious, our next Pastor can take comfort in the abiding strength of our Church. We are an energetic, engaged congregation with an historically significant physical footprint, a talented staff, financial resources, a compelling history, commitment to justice, and a willingness to continue listening to what God calls us to be in the world.

It is our intent to not only accept but energetically seek applications and discussion with LGBTQ individuals, women, and people of color who might feel called to serve our church and our City. For more information, our 2018 Mission Study is available here and our MIF is available on the CLC website.

Email: [email protected]

See our MIF: #00796.AG0

Posted 2/25/19

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Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
Shepherdstown, WV

Pastor

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC) is an inclusive spiritual community. We welcome all who long for meaning, hope, and belonging. Our faith and practice are rooted in the way of Jesus and are enriched by wisdom from all sources. We are committed to being and becoming a people of radical compassion, working for justice and wholeness in ourselves and in the world. We are engaged with the exploration of racism and white privilege, support for migrant and immigrant families, solidarity with the Muslim community, affirmation of LGBTQIA+ people, donations for children in need, a ministry to homeless people, and environmental stewardship – which we emphatically demonstrated when we became one of the first solar churches in WV. As a school of love, we strive to be lifelong learners as our understanding of God’s love grows deeper and we discern what God is calling us to do.

We are seeking a pastor who will help us maintain the vibrant and progressive spirit of our congregation and lead us toward becoming a more fully inclusive and genuinely multicultural organization.  We seek a spiritually mature and engaging preacher with the ability to inspire and empower a diverse and questioning congregation. Our pastor will help us continue a tradition of creative liturgy, collaborative leadership and a vibrant music ministry, and be committed to supporting our strong education programs, with particular attention to children, youth, and college students. We are a thriving, multigenerational congregation of about 350 members, currently celebrating our 275th anniversary. We are located in a small, historic university town, just a little more than an hour from Washington, DC to the south and Baltimore, MD to the east.

Learn more by emailing [email protected].

See our MIF #23213.AC0

Posted 12/12/18

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
Charlottesville, VA

Associate Pastor for University and Social Justice Ministry

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, VA (PCUSA) seeks an Associate Pastor for University and Social Justice Mission. We stand ready to welcome an innovative and compassionate minister to join our Head of Staff and our Associate Pastor for Christian Formation in sharing leadership of a diverse and inclusive 600-member church founded in service to the University of Virginia (UVA). Our congregation values intellectual and theological curiosity, community activism, justice work and witness, and environmental stewardship. This position requires a gifted media communicator and public speaker, as well as a pastoral advisor attuned to the particular needs and hopes of university students and faculty. This person must possess an eagerness to work toward ecumenical and multicultural partnerships within the larger community. Westminster enjoys a beautiful and historic setting in view of  the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to UVA, a UNESCO World Heritage site designed by Thomas Jefferson. We encourage recent seminary grads and those recently or soon-to-be ordained to apply.

Learn more by emailing [email protected].

See our MIF #22646.AF0

Posted 12/7/18

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Recent calls (previously listed on this page):

  • Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga., called the Rev. Jessica Patchett from Charlotte, N.C., as pastor/head of staff, starting in April 2019.
  • Broad Street Ministry, Philadelphia, Pa., called the Rev. Laura Colee as pastor in July 2018.
  • Collegiate Presbyterian Church, Ames, Iowa, called the Rev. Brett Becker as pastor/head of staff in July 2018. He previously served churches in Oregon, Montana and California.
  • St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, Calif., called the Rev. Hayes Noble as associate pastor in July 2018. Hayes served churches previously in California.
  • First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, W.V., called the Rev. Zac Morton as pastor in March 2018. The organizing pastor of The Mustard Seed Project in Suwanee, Ga., Zac began his service in May.
  • Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church called the Rev. Jenny McDevitt as pastor/head of staff in April 2018. She had previously served at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS.
  • Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Mo., called the Rev. Travis Winckler as pastor in January 2018.
  • First Presbyterian Church, Logan, Utah, called the Rev. Meg Vail as associate pastor in January 2018. She began serving in March.

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