Transitional Pastor Position

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ContactTransitional Pastor Search Team, Stephen Fenwick
AddressTrinity Presbyterian Church
640 Berwyn Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312-1657 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity

The Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, in Donegal Presbytery, is looking for a Transitional Pastor for a three-quarter to full-time position. The position will begin as soon after December 1, 2019 as possible.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the session and congregation in a time of transition
  • Serve as Head of Staff, equipping all staff members to thrive in their positions
  • Moderate meetings of the session and congregation
  • Lead Sunday Worship, possibly including a children's message and other special/seasonal services
  • Administer the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper
  • Provide adult education experiences as negotiated
  • Officiate at Weddings and Funerals of church families
  • Oversee the process to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons
  • Make hospital and other critical care visitation
  • Provide visitation to church members in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Conduct new member and officer training classes when needed
  • Work with committees as negotiated
  • Enthusiastically support the outreach ministries of the congregation

The successful applicant will be an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Teaching Elder or a pastor from a Formula of Agreement denomination. Transitional/Interim Training and experience in transitional ministry is required.

Position Duration

This position likely will be for a period of up to six months, while the congregation searches for a new pastor. The transitional pastor will be prohibited from applying for the next installed pastor position.


Compensation will be negotiated from presbytery minimum. Benefits are negotiable depending upon the situation and mileage reimbursement is included at the standard IRS rate. 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 60-day termination notification on either side.

How to Apply

Personal Information Forms (PIFs) should be sent to the Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes, at and to the chair of the Transitional Pastor Search Team, Stephen Fenwick, at .

Please feel free to contact either of them with any questions about the position. The Transitional Pastor 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 immediately, as the search is currently active.