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.


Central Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

Pastor/Head of Staff

Central Presbyterian Church, located in downtown Atlanta, is currently searching for a new pastor and head of staff to serve our vibrant, inclusive and justice-seeking congregation. Our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is hard at work receiving and reviewing Pastor Information Forms (PIF) from potential candidates. The committee is listening to the ways that the Spirit moves in this process and is faithfully considering who our community is called to bring here as our next church leader.


See our MIF #22073.AFO

Posted 12/7/17


Collegiate Presbyterian Church
Ames, IA

Pastor/Head of Staff

Located in the vibrant college town of Ames, Iowa, we seek a person to lead us, passionately and with vision, into the future. Situated adjacent to the picturesque campus of Iowa State University, we offer both traditional and contemporary worship, university ministry and a range of programming for children to adults. Our diversity of ages truly makes us a church family and we are inclusive of all. Our members are connected to, and engaged in, all parts of the larger Ames community, which helps to ensure our Christian outreach.

We seek a dynamic, energetic preacher who delivers engaging, thought-provoking sermons, making the message real and relevant. Our dedicated staff includes a Children and Youth Pastor, a Campus Ministry Intern and a Parish Associate to serve our active 500-member congregation. Strong leadership and administrative skills are important, as is a desire to genuinely and compassionately relate to and care for our members. We seek a team player to thoughtfully guide and inspire us in our focus to nurture our youth and families, expand our university ministry and broaden our already active outreach and mission. Come be a part of our team!

Website: Get to know us at!

View our MIF #02672.AJ0. PIFs may also be sent to [email protected].

Posted 11/21/17


Broad Street Ministry
Philadelphia, PA


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.


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

Information updated 8/10/17



Recent calls (previously listed on this page):

  • St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, Calif., called the Rev. Hayes Noble as associate pastor in July 2018. Having served churches previously in California, Hayes will begin his ministry at St. Mark in August.
  • 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 will be installed this fall. 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.
  • The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, named the Rev. Alexander Serna-Wallender the Henry J. Copeland Interfaith Chaplain. effective July 5, 2017.
  • Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) Presbyterian Church called the Rev. Brett Swanson as co-pastor in November 2017. He previously served churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • Friendship Presbyterian Church in Chicago called the Rev. Sarah Jordan as pastoral resident. She was ordained in October 2017 after graduating in May from Vanderbilt Divinity School.
  • Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA, called the Rev. Brian Harroff in September 2017. He most recently served two interim pastorates in Scioto Valley Presbytery.
  • First Presbyterian Church in New Haven, CT, called the Rev. J.C. Cadwallader, beginning in September 2017. She comes from National Capital Presbytery where she served in two extended interim pastorates.
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago has called the Rev. Lucy Forster-Smith as senior associate pastor for leadership development and adult education, by a unanimous vote of the congregation on October 22, 2017. She served most recently as Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in The Memorial Church at Harvard University.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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