Transitional Pastor Position

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ContactRev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes
AddressWest Grove Presbyterian Church

Info About Opportunity

The West Grove Presbyterian Church in West Grove, PA, in Donegal Presbytery, is looking for a part-time transitional pastor (half to three-quarters time) to provide leadership while the PNC continues to search for the next installed pastor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Session and congregation in a time of transition
  • Moderate meetings of the Session and congregation
  • Lead Sunday Worship, including a children's message and other special/seasonal services
  • Hopefully, preach for the 9 am First Mobile Church service, a weekly conference call service.
  • Administer the sacraments of Baptism, the Lord's Supper, Weddings, and Funerals of church families
  • Oversee the process to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons
  • Provide pastoral care and visitation
  • Attend Presbytery meetings
  • Conduct new member and officer training classes when needed
  • Work with committees as negotiated in the time frame
  • Support the Session with transitional leadership while the PNC continues to search for an installed pastor.

Compensation is negotiable, based upon the experience and circumstances of the pastor. The Transitional Pastor would be eligible to apply for the installed pastoral position.

The successful applicant will be an ordained Presbyterian PC(USA) Teaching Elder or from a Formula of Agreement congregation. Compensation will be negotiated from Presbytery minimum, with a housing allowance available. 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.

PIFs and resumes should be sent to the Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes, at  . Please feel free to contact her 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 will be immediately active.