Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Temporary Supply Pastor - Skokie, IL


Listed 07-01-2020
Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4950 Pratt Ave, Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-4441 |
Skokie, IL
Start Date
Part Time

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


Elder Georgette Joseph
Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020 

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