Pastoral Assistant Position Available

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ContactJohn Hausladen
AddressCovenant Presbyterian Church
400 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355-1806 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity

The Covenant Presbyterian Church in Frazer, Pa, and a member of Donegal Presbytery, is looking for a pastoral assistant who would work twenty hours per week, primarily during weekdays.

The position is available as of March 1, 2018.

The following are the job responsibilities:

  • Make hospital and other critical care visitation
  • Provide visitation to church members in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Support and partner with the pastoral care initiatives of the Deacons and Stephen Ministers
  • Attend and support the monthly Taize service
  • Preach occasional Sundays during the summer as negotiated during the transitional term

The position term will be for a period of four to six months, while the congregation searches for a new, full time associate pastor. (The Pastoral Assistant may be eligible, if they meet the requirements, for the full-time position. The full-time position will be a separate search)

The successful applicant need not be an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Teaching Elder although a (PCUSA) Minister is preferred. Members of other denominations or those with pastoral care experience may apply.

Compensation will be twenty-five dollars per hour, and mileage reimbursement included at the standard IRS rate. Preaching on Sundays will be paid separately as pulpit supply.  The contract will be negotiated with the Session, in consultation with the Donegal Presbytery’s Connecting our Ministries Commission. The length of the contract will include a 30-day termination notification on either side. Paid vacation time and study leave will be provided.

PIF’s and resumes should be sent to session personnel chairperson, John Hausladen at    The Search Committee will be in touch with applicants with whom they wish to arrange interviews. The position will be open until it is filled. Those who are interested are encouraged to apply now, as the search will be immediately active.