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.
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, Fla.
Pine Shores Presbyterian is a suburban congregation on the Sun Coast of Florida less than a mile from the Gulf of Mexico. We strive to share God’s love with others in our community while working towards their betterment during changing times. We seek leadership that will speak to the spiritual and communal needs of current members and programs that will attract active worshipers of all backgrounds and ages. We hope to find a pastor who is eager to work alongside us in mission and who will try new ideas, inspire spirituality, and help us offer a church home for those who have different perspectives, opinions, or lifestyles. We want to share the hope and joy of Jesus with everyone! Please access our website at pineshorespres.org for more about us.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pastor/Head of Staff
All are welcome at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC), an urban church where a diverse community of believers works to extend Christ’s radical hospitality to all who enter our doors. We are a congregation of 750-1,000 members, and we are currently searching for a Senior Pastor. Our church has a long history of involvement in our community, especially centering on housing issues, and our activity around eliminating systemic racism, working for improvements in our social justice system, and establishing a welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ friends and members is well-known. Learn more here, view our MDP at https://clc.pcusa.org/mdp/11093/view/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, Calif.
The Director of Youth and Family Ministries will develop and implement programs for Calvary’s youth (grades 6th through 12th) and their families. They will build relationships with the youth and parents of our community, both within the walls of Calvary and beyond while providing opportunities to learn, play, connect, and grow in faith. This is a full-time, salaried position with requirements to be on-site on a majority of Sundays. Calvary Presbyterian Church is a progressive and vibrant congregation in an urban environment. Learn more at https://www.calvarypresbyterian.org/jobs.
Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Join our welcoming community as the solo pastor of Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church. Are you a passionate and dedicated pastor looking for a new opportunity to lead and serve a welcoming diverse community? Look no further than Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church. Located in the beautiful coastal town of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, our church is less than 10 miles from Ocean City, NJ. We are seeking a solo pastor to join our congregation and help us continue to grow and thrive. Please visit our website at ohchurch.org. See our MDP at clc.pcusa.org/MDP/10863/view.
Community of Grace Presbyterian Church in Sandy, Utah
Associate Pastor for Education & Growth
Community of Grace is a family of faith made up of ordinary people from all walks of life – single, married, young, old, religious, spiritual, and of various races, gender identities, and sexual orientations. What brings us together is our desire to follow the path that Jesus walked. What keeps us together is the support and nurture that our members enjoy here. God is at work in this community, and all are welcome to experience this exciting adventure of faith with us.Our vision for this position is to help our active congregation grow roots both deep and wide, through learning and discipleship, community and fellowship, and by extending our message onto digital platforms. See the full description at https://clc.pcusa.org/mdp/10978/view/. For questions, reach out to Rev Hansen Wendlandt (385-275-2235, email@example.com)
Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
Second Presbyterian Church is seeking a Senior Pastor/Head of Staff. We are a vibrant congregation in the heart of Kansas City. We are characterized by our outreach, openness, and optimism for the possibilities of the 21 st century church. Our history, location and congregational qualities attract congregants from immediate neighborhoods, as well as suburban places near and far. Our new senior pastor/head of staff will bring leadership and oversight to all aspects of church life, in partnership with the congregation and our associate pastor and exceptional staff. As the oldest continually worshiping church in the city, we have deep traditions that began with anti-slavery and extend today to an abiding concern for social justice. We exist to love God, ourselves and others — whoever, however and wherever they are — with a love that transforms us all. Visit our website and view our MDP at https://secondpres.org/pnc.
New Hope Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls, Texas
New Hope Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls, Texas is seeking a solo pastor to work with some outstanding leaders and committed volunteers to spread the news that there is an oasis of grace and compassion in a very conservative part of the world. Wichita Falls is two hours from Dallas and two hours from Oklahoma City. New Hope is a Hunger Action Congregation, working on being certified as an Earth Care Congregation, and proud to be one of the newest members of CNP. We take joy in wrestling with the Scriptures, singing and listening to great music, and serving our neighbors. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, self-motivated, lifetime learner, and enjoys leading worship and teaching. Please visit our website at newhopepresbyterian.org and read our MDP.
Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wis.
The Associate Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church will coordinate, support and participate in a wide range of programs and projects to enhance the mission of Covenant Presbyterian Church as directed by the Pastor/Head of Staff (P/HOS). Provide leadership for the church’s mission activities, spiritual growth, and adult education programs. Supervise assigned program staff positions. The Associate Pastor has dual accountability: to John Knox Presbytery for conduct and performance as a minister of the Word and Sacraments, and to the Session through the P/HOS for conduct and performance as a servant of the mission of Covenant church. Contact Charlie Berthoud (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Palm Springs Presbyterian Church in Palm Springs, Calif.
Palm Springs Presbyterian Church is located in one of the most charming and historical cities in Southern California. We are located only a short walk to the heart of Palm Springs, where street fairs occur weekly, holiday parades occur throughout the year, and tourists and citizens gather daily. Palm Springs has world class dining, the International Film Fest, Art Festivals, Professional Tennis and Golf tournaments, Coachella and Stage Coach Music Festivals, shops, art galleries, museums and more – it is fun and exciting with something for everyone.
Our ideal Pastor will be a kind, energetic spiritual leader who uses wit, wisdom and experience to minister to our congregation and community. This person will provide a meaningful, flowing and dynamic worship experience through music and the spoken Word, providing hope, acceptance, love and an understanding of the Living Word at work in our lives.
Please visit our website at www.pspresby.org or learn more on the PCUSA CLC website. Please send emails to: email@example.com.
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC) is a place for refreshing, spirited community engagement. It is a dynamic, multi-racial, multi-cultural church nestled in the center of Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene neighborhood. The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Presbytery of New York, part of the Presbyterian Church, USA. LAPC is a “More Light” congregation and welcomes and affirms all people into the life of the church.Our congregation is seeking a full-time permanent pastor to lead our inclusive and diverse community as we strive to live the gospel and affirm our historic commitment to social justice.