We are seeking a Senior Pastor who can provide meaningful worship, inspiring sermons, foster deeper church-wide
connections and fellowship, provide support and care for the pastoral needs of our church family. We welcome new ideas
and programs as well as suggestions for our current programs to enhance and encourage continued growth.
A recent survey of our church indicates we are a theologically progressive congregation that appreciates our current blend of
traditional worship style including diverse music offerings, with a focus on the Bible in worship and church school.
Membership and worship attendance reflect changing demographic trends around us; however, we feel we are poised to be a bigger influence in the community by drawing in more families from the immediate area, especially those with young
children. Our vision is to be a spiritually ignited church excited about belonging to a place where- all are welcome and known,
diversity is cherished, and all are engaged in serving to support our mission programs.
Our mission work has a good foundation and is supported with enthusiastic participants; however, we seek to broaden our
base of congregational participation.
Our ideal candidate is firmly grounded in the Reformed tradition and has the theological background, training, experience
and faith to serve all segments of our congregation. We seek a pastor who communicates well and demonstrates a Biblical
foundation when preaching. The ability to be engaging and authentic is important to help us apply the Bible to our everyday
lives. We have a very diverse congregation with a variety of viewpoints, so it is important to continue a culture of openness
and acceptance as we learn and grow together in our faith.
At this point in our journey, PHPC desires a strong, positive, spiritually mature pastor to cast and implement a long term
vision by leading and inspiring the staff, Session, and congregation into our next phase as a church. We also seek a senior
pastor who will work with our stewardship team to design programs that encourage giving and is active in our presbytery.
Good management skills, including the ability to delegate, collaborate, and set standards for performance, are key to provide
a healthy and productive staff environment. As advisor and leader to the staff and the Session, must have an understanding
of fiscal management and strategic planning.
In caring for our congregation, the ability to comfort through pastoral care and connect with all ages of our congregation will
be highly valuable. We also desire a pastor to help us reach our neighbors through local mission work and community
Prepare and deliver engaging sermons for a diverse congregation
Plan and conduct worship services
Work with Director of Music to select music for worship
Schedule opportunities for Associate Pastors to preach
Provide for celebration of sacraments and special services
Provide and conduct funeral services and weddings (provide premarital counseling as appropriate)
Head of Staff
Supervise, mentor, delegate, and collaborate with all staff
Foster open communication and build effective synergy among staff and congregation
Manage and resolve conflict
Conduct regular staff reviews and monitor performance
Hire and supervise administrative staff as the agent of session
Recommend staff compensation and terms of call
Optimize use of resources of all types: staff, financial, congregation
Build and maintain local community relationships
Offer care with pastoral staff to congregation in times of life milestone events
Cultivate relationships with persons interested in PHPC and shepherd them through a membership process.
Moderator of Session
Establish with Session long term vision, goals, and direction of church ministries
Lead and supervise business, stewardship, personnel, mission and outreach, and worship committees
Ensure appropriate reporting and monitor the church’s vitality in all aspects of ministry to the congregation
Develop the gift of generosity within the congregation
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Strategy and Vision