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 LGBTQIA+ candidates. Recommendations and self-referrals may be addressed to the PNC Chair.
If you are an LGBTQIA+ 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.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Associate Pastor (Multigenerational Christian Education/Formation and Generalist)
A healthy, growing, and inclusive community of faith, Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a downtown congregation of over 500 seeking an experienced associate pastor to guide a multigenerational Christian education/formation ministry; includes “generalist” responsibilities in either mission or congregational life. Join a pastoral team where collegiality is valued and ministry shared. See full job description and learn more about us: immanuelwi.org; MIF # 09420.AD1 at clc.pcusa.org. Resumes or PIFs can be sent to: [email protected].
Westwood Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, CA
Director of Student Ministries
Westwood Presbyterian Church (WPC) is seeking an outgoing and creative Director of Student Ministries. This person will help continue the growth and education of the middle and high school students in our congregation. The Director will help foster and develop a strong and joyful faith in Jesus Christ.
For seven decades, WPC has served the west side of Los Angeles with energy and compassion. Located just south of Westwood Village and the UCLA campus, WPC is a progressive and inclusive community that welcomes all. That makes us a diverse family and we like it that way. We are committed to church’s “main thing” which is to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. We don’t always get it right, but we keep at it, on behalf of our beautiful, broken world.
Ideally this is a part-time salaried role that will include Sundays, weeknight, and occasional weekend activities. If you should seek a full-time role, that might be an option if you can also commit to growing our college age ministry as well. Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. More information about the position can be found at https://www.westwoodpres.org/.
Faith Presbyterian Church
Faith Presbyterian Church is an intentionally multicultural church in a racially mixed, mostly African Diaspora residential neighborhood in Baltimore City, It is now searching for a dynamic solo pastor to lead a healthy, committed, progressive, diverse, and welcoming congregation to a deeper understanding of what it means to live the Christian faith and to an even more fully realized mission of what it means to be church. We seek an individual committed to excellence in preaching and teaching and to the church’s role in advancing social and economic justice in the community. Faith is a More Light/CovNet church, active in the local IAF organization, an Earth Care congregation, Sanctuary supporter, Cuba partner, and so on.Our congregation walks the walk and is looking for someone to accompany and guide us on our ongoing journey to being Faith in the City: Seeking, Standing, Serving.
Our church assessment survey data confirm that we are especially engaged, truly friendly, and open and inclusive. We hope to find someone who both values and reflects these qualities. We see ourselves as a learning AND doing community with solid educational offerings for children and adults and active involvement in local, regional, and international mission programs. We embrace our diverse opinions and beliefs, and intend to maintain our traditions of honest appreciation and sincere caring for one another. While we now “punch above our weight,” we imagine a future with others augmenting our congregation of people from every race, economic status, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
Additional information about Faith Church and a full position description can be found at www.faithpcbalt.org; the Pastor Nominating Committee Co-Chairs Karen Burd and Mike Shireycan be reached at [email protected].
The Claremont Colleges
The full-time Protestant Chaplain is part of the co-directed Interfaith Chaplaincy of The Claremont Colleges (TCC) and serves the Protestant campus community through outreach, worship services and events, pastoral counseling, community building and facilitation of other programs, services, and events. The Protestant Chaplain will support and promote the presence of a vibrant Protestant community of diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and confessions on the campuses of the Claremont colleges. The Protestant Chaplain will strengthen faith communities associated with the Inter-Faith Chaplains Office, develop programs which foster interfaith dialogue for those at all stages of their faith journey and seekers, serve the pastoral needs of TCC students, and model mutual respect for Protestant and diverse faith communities and traditions.
Qualifications include ordination and good standing in a Protestant denomination and five years of professional ministry and/or leadership experience in a college, university, seminary, chaplaincy program, church, association, parachurch group, or its equivalent. Application and other information is available here.
First Presbyterian Church
Director of Christian Education
A dynamic, progressive, and inclusive congregation on the banks of the Mississippi River, First Presbyterian Church of Davenport is hiring a Director of Christian Education. This DCE will supervise children’s and youth programs, organize volunteers, and support families. Learn more about our mission and ministry at www.fpcdavenport.org.
House of Hope Presbyterian Church
St. Paul, MN
Pastor/Head of Staff
The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, MN is seeking a Pastor/Head of Staff. Our congregation is passionate about nurturing spiritual engagement, championing social justice, and supporting our stellar arts and music programs. We welcome experienced applicants who will thoughtfully collaborate with congregants and staff and walk with us into the future. Our next pastor will be creative, forward thinking and willing to explore new possibilities and programs. As a congregation with a long history of community engagement and social justice work, our new pastor must continue to develop relationships with church and community partners to sustain these efforts. We welcome inquiries at [email protected]. For more information, please see www.hohchurch.org.
Our Ministry Information Form (#03916.AH0) is available at http://bit.ly/hohpastor
Davis Community Church
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].
Trinity Presbyterian Church
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
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
Recent calls (previously listed on this page):
- Shepherdstown (W.V.) Presbyterian Church called the Rev. Gusti Linnea Lundquist as pastor in September 2019. She previously served as a pastor in upstate New York and on General Assembly staff in Louisville.
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, Va., called the Rev. Dorothy Piatt as associate pastor for university and social justice mission in July 2019. She previously served as a pastoral resident at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- 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, New York, N.Y. 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.