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.

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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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.

Website: https://cpcatlanta.org/employment-cpc/

See our MIF #22073.AFO

Posted 12/7/17

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St. Mark Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, CA

Associate Pastor

St. Mark is an inclusive, inquiring, caring, committed congregation, thriving for 50 years in an urban/suburban setting near the Pacific Ocean. We are a diverse group of warm and welcoming people of all ages. Mission matters to us – not just as a check in the offering plate every month, but as hands-on service that makes a difference in our community and abroad. We are passionate about the environment, social justice, and participating in what God is doing in our world today.

We seek an Associate Pastor, for whom Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation for all ages makes the heart sing. Our Associate Pastor of Formation and Care will serve as a supervisor and team member with our dedicated staff, commissions, and many gifted volunteers in our congregation.

Website: http://stmarkpresbyterian.org

See our MIF #06507.AD0

Posted 11/28/17

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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 www.cpcames.org!

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

Posted 11/21/17

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Broad Street Ministry
Philadelphia, PA

Pastor

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.

Website: http://www.broadstreetministry.org

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

Information updated 8/10/17

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Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
Wauwatosa, WI

Co-Pastor

By the grace of God, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church is an inclusive congregation. We strive to be “Community Through Christ and In Christ,” conveying warmth, welcome, and the unity of Spirit.  In a recent survey, our congregation reported both high energy and high satisfaction and is ready to pursue growth in numbers, ministry and engagement.  We are in the unique position of calling someone to walk alongside our pastor of 21+ years, who will retire in 3-4 years. Until then, the co-pastors will fully share leadership. The co-pastor will then continue to serve, working with the congregation to discern what staffing model might be best.  The co-pastor we seek will stand strong for righteousness, initiate change where needed, yet recognize and support successful ministries.
Information updated 4/11/17

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First Presbyterian Church
Morgantown, WV

Pastor

As a community of Christ, First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown, West Virginia, seeks to practice the hospitality of Jesus, by welcoming and embracing all persons, celebrating God’s creative diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status and life situations. God calls us to welcome the stranger, to care for one another, to address the needs of the poor and marginalized in our community and beyond, to worship together, to foster spiritual growth and knowledge, and always to keep God at the center of all that we do. We seek a pastor who can lead us in stimulating, engaging, welcoming worship; guide us as we reinvent and rebuild the congregation; and join us as a force for justice in the community.
See our MIF # 09221.AF0 or email [email protected]

Information posted 3/5/17.

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Second Presbyterian Church
St. Louis, MO

Pastor

Second Presbyterian Church has been a spiritual anchor in St. Louis for almost 180 years. It has evolved into a progressive and diverse place of worship. We are seeking a vibrant and energetic pastor who is a compassionate communicator and faith-filled preacher. We seek one with foresight and vision, sensitive to the culture of our urban congregation and our love for music, who will balance spiritual leadership with organizational skills. Our mission-oriented church is committed to partnering with a wider network of religious and civic institutions.
See our MIF #04208.AE1 or email [email protected].

Information posted 3/1/17.

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First Presbyterian Church
Logan, UT

Associate Pastor

Our church is Christ-centered yet open; scripture-based yet non-doctrinaire; thoughtful and serious yet filled with fun and laughter. We are seeking an energetic Associate Pastor with a vision and passion for encouraging children, youth, and adults to grow deeper and serve wider in their relationships with God and with each other. We need a leader who can navigate multiple arenas of service while cultivating and empowering lay leaders, and a teacher who can engage and challenge learners of all ages to exemplify Christ’s teachings in worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.

Website: http://www.firstpreslogan.com/.

MIF# 08884.AGo. For more information contact Merideth Thompson, APNC chair, at [email protected].

Information posted 2/13/17.

 

 

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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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Recent calls:

  • The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, named the Rev. Alexander Serna-Wallender the Henry J. Copeland Interfaith Chaplain. effective July 5, 2017.
  • 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.
  • The Presbyterian Mission Agency has announced that Henry Koenig Stone will be the new managing editor of Unbound, the social witness policy journal. He began in June 2017.
  • Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, OH, has called the Rev. Stacy Midge as Pastor, beginning March 2017. Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, Rev. Midge previous served the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY.
  • 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.

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