Transitional Pastor Position - Calvary

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ContactDonna Benner
AddressCalavary Presbyterian Church
217 Fernbrook Ave
Wyncote, PA 19095 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity


Calvary Presbyterian Church seeks a transitional pastor who will maintain the full functioning of the church and use their transition-specialist skills to understand the congregation’s history and assess the congregation's current and future needs.  They will help prepare the congregation for new pastoral leadership.


  • Plan and lead worship services, including administering the sacraments of baptism and communion, in concert with the Worship and Music Committee 
  • Provide an inspiring preaching and teaching ministry
  • Provide guidance, support, and oversight of the transition process
  • Lead and supervise the Church staff in collaboration with the personnel committee.
  • Moderate Session meetings
  • Motivate and be available as a resource person to the lay leaders of the church
  • Provide pastoral services such as home/hospital visits, communion to shut-ins, pastoral presence for those in crisis situations, visiting church members, counseling as needed
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Teach confirmation class and assist with youth group as needed, in coordination with the Christian Education Committee and the Christian Education Coordinator
  • Teach new members classes as needed
  • Attend and support church functions
  • Assist the congregation in resolving conflicts if needed
  • Represent the church at the Presbytery level
  • Perform other duties as outlined in The Book of Order or as dictated by Presbytery


  • Experience as a Transitional Pastor
  • Completion of Transitional Ministry training (Unit 1)
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Possess highly refined skills in working with people, and be willing and able to have an open dialogue while showing respect and sensitivity to the individuals and topic   
  • Ability to use basic word processing and communication software tools to facilitate communication

STATUS:    Full-time


The Transitional Pastor is accountable to the Session and the Philadelphia Presbytery. 

Please contact Donna Benner at or 215-884-5119 for more information.