Full-time Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

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ContactMargaret Sell, PNC Chairman
Phone(609) 922-3627
AddressFirst Presbyterian Church Haddonfield
20 Kings Highway E.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity

Overview: This is a full-time Senior Pastor/Head of Staff role. It requires experience as a Senior Pastor in a medium to a large congregation. The position is open due to the retirement of the long-serving Senior Pastor

Leadership, Preaching and Worship

  • Provides a biblically-based preaching and teaching ministry grounded in reformed theology
  • Inspires from the pulpit
  • Projects the identity and character of the congregation through worship leadership
  • Articulates a clear and consistent theology as described in our Mission Study
  • Communicates a clear and consistent message through sermons that are carefully prepared and delivered
  • Encourages the congregation in the worship and service of God
  • Leads and encourages small group ministry programs such as Bible studies and book studies
  • Advocates seeking out new members enthusiastically

Staff Leadership and Supervision

  • Experienced in managing a staff including Associate Pastor, Minister of Music, Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Preschool Director, Building Manager, and three church office personnel
  • Holds staff accountable for tasks and activities to ensure they are completed on budget and schedule
  • Conducts performance reviews and takes corrective action with staff, when necessary

Pastoral Care

  • Visits, contacts, counsels, and cares for the congregation in concert with the Associate Pastor
  • Supports the implementation of a bolstered caring ministry program, such as a Stephen Ministry, that develops and trains members of the congregation to provide additional outreach to those in need


  • Provides active leadership to the Session and the Board of Deacons
  • Demonstrates organizational agility
  • Is committed to the importance of supporting good policy, practice and procedure
  • Allocates and manages finances transparently
  • Assures rigorous and comprehensive financial accountability systems are in place and utilized


  • Provides leadership to the congregation and its organizations by supporting programs that will enable the church to grow its mission activities in service to God
  • Helps the congregation identify mission opportunities and inspires them to move quickly when opportunities/needs arise
  • Fully embraces our church's commitment to stand with and support the marginalized and is a strong supporter of social justice and will provide support of our mission as a Matthew 25 Church


  • Actively supports the work of the Stewardship Committee in finding new ways to build revenue
  • Is actively involved in soliciting donations used to fund the budget and special projects

Congregation Covenant 

    To commit to:

    • Pray for and support the Pastor in his/her ministry
    • Provide regular financial compensation according to the terms in contract
    • Actively participate in the life of First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield
    • Actively work to support the growth of the congregation and youth activities
    • Work with the Pastor by participating in the leadership of the church and implementing new ideas and programs

    Terms of Call

    • Experience: Candidate must have at least five years' experience as Senior Pastor/Head of Staff of a medium to large-sized congregation
    • Salary/Housing Allowance: $85,000 to $91,000
    • Housing may be available and Housing Allowance will be adjusted if the available housing is ultilized
    • SECA Relief: Approximately $3000
    • Pension/Medical: Full
    • Reimbursement for Medical Expenses not covered by insurance: Negotiable
    • Professional Expense including mileage vouchered: $3,000
    • Continuing Education: two weeks/$750 vouchered reimbursement
    • Vacation: one month (four or five Sundays)

    Contact Name: Margaret Sell, PNC Chairman

    Email: Phone: (609) 922-3627