Bridge Pastor, Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter-time bridge pastor to lead its congregation beginning May 1 as it searches for an installed pastor. 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 contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days’ notice. It is anticipated that the position will be needed from 4 to 8 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in person.  The church will be resuming in-person worship in late March.  The live worship services will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend in person.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Music to plan meaningful services
  • 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 Church Secretary to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • 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 Sunday School staff to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago

Terms of Call

Term                        .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing      Negotiable
Benefits                  Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses                Per POC guidelines
Duration                One-year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30 days notice


Elder Georgette Joseph,