Temporary Supply Pastor (Three-quarter Time), Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter time temporary pastor to lead its congregation as it discerns a potential merger. 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 one-year contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days notice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Work with the congregation on reopening the church for public worship when feasible
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays  on-line and/or 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
Contact: Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020.