Pastor (three-quarter time), Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois

Ravenswood Presbyterian Church is seeking a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and multiculturally proficient pastor to lead its congregation. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).  This will be a three-quarter time position on an annual contract. The contract will be renewable on an annual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Work with the congregation on revitalization issues
  • Communicate greetings and information to the congregation in both Spanish and English by email and U.S. mail. 
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in both English and Spanish
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Building/Office manager to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Office/Building Manager to oversee the financial affairs of the church.
  • Work with the Office/Building Manager to facilitate relationships with space sharing partners.
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session and Youth Leader to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend  Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago
  • Report regularly to Session on Presbytery matters and actions.
  • Promote Presbytery program opportunities
  • Actively participate in the leadership of the Covenant of Hispanic Churches as time allows

Terms of Call

Term                     .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing     $39,000 annually
Benefits                Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses               Per POC guidelines
Duration               One year, renewable


Maxine Oria, Clerk of Session,, 773-474-2051
Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020