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.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda, MD is currently searching for the person called to be our next Senior Pastor. We seek a Pastor with experience as either a Solo or Head of Staff Pastor who has served in urban or suburban churches of 250 or more members and is available for an extended tenure of 10 + years. We have a mix of generations, LGBTQIA members, and a budding diversity of racial identities all united by our faith. Our focus is on combining spiritual growth with bodily service to the community. We number about 265 members, have no apparent internal conflict, are debt free and financially stable. If you have appropriate candidates you wish to refer or recommend, or have any questions, please contact Richard J. Pavlin or Ms. Song Park, PNC Corresponding Secretary. Pavlin’s phone is 301 294 8083, email is [email protected] while Song can be contacted at [email protected]
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC is currently searching for the person called to be our next Senior Pastor. A mid-sized (300 member), progressive congregation in the heart of Washington, DC, this church has a long history of social action ministry, member care, and inspiring preaching. They especially value preaching informed by and sharing the thinking of ancient and modern scholars and theologians; leadership and management skills that can help our complex organization work smoothly; and commitment to driving corporate and individual spiritual growth.
MIF #: 00424
Presbyterian Church of Okemos
Pastor & Head of Staff
Presbyterian Church of Okemos (PCO), Michigan, is seeking an experienced head of staff to serve a congregation of 251-400 members. Near Michigan State University and the capitol, PCO is a congregation where new ideas thrive, creativity is encouraged, and conversations focus on critical issues. We nurture the next generation and seek to build a community that listens to our youth. As a church that engages members and serves the most vulnerable, especially the homeless, the hungry, and refugees, we seek to care for each other through prayer, outreach, and activities that promote connection and inclusion. Our new pastor will adhere to Presbyterian theology and be tuned to contemporary issues.
MIF #: 03327.AC0