Interim Pastor – Highland Park Presbyterian, Highland Park, IL

The Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) of Highland Park, Illinois, is seeking an interim pastor to help us through a transitional period following the retirement of our pastor of 17 years. Nestled within a few blocks of Lake Michigan, the historic church houses a vibrant, active congregation of 285 members. Recent years have seen a growing number of young families join the church whose children are enriched by our youth program. Our large building offers a home to several not for profits that serve our community such as Montessori, boy scouts, Family Network, to name a few.

Our optimistic, warm, and faith-focused congregation is poised to do more outreach both within the church and in our community. We believe that an interim pastor will help us focus our energy to serve the body of Christ and to tend effectively to the needs of our members and our community.

What We Need From You:

  • The interim pastor should feel comfortable challenging Session, church staff, and congregation to enhance spiritual leadership, pastoral care and active mission.
  • Engage with us to discern our mission so that we may call a permanent pastor who will join us to fulfill that mission.
  • Preach and instruct to help us to grow spiritually.
  • Serve as head of staff to our dedicated team.
  • Moderate Session and congregational meetings.
  • Administer the sacraments of communion and baptism. Conduct confirmations, and officiate at weddings and funerals of members.
  • Provide pastoral care as well as guide our congregation to support those in crisis.

Your Experience

You have taken the interim pastor training (or agree to take the training), have interim experience, and you have had led a congregation as head of staff.


We prefer a full time person but will certainly consider part time.

Contact Us

       or call Vince Racioppo, 847 840 9926