Lead Pastor

Sts. Clare & Francis ECC

St. Louis, MO 63119

Denomination: Other

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: less than 100

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: September 26, 2021

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:


Position Description

Sts. Clare & Francis is small parish of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. The community seeks a part-time pastor to lead our community and partner with existing volunteer lay leaders to manage its day-to-day operations.

Pastoral Responsibilities

Lead the community in creating a vision for the future, including:

Working with the Parish Council to build financial stability and security for the community in both the short-term and the long-term
Creating opportunities for members to live their faith outside of the four walls of our church
Building a comprehensive strategy to invite new members to the community centered on inclusivity
Rebuilding a collaborative, vibrant music ministry

Direct Liturgies, including:
Oversight of all Liturgies and assurance that they align with our community's theology
Oversight of the coordination of clergy and preachers for all Masses, including weekly liturgies, Holy Days, weddings and funerals
Oversight and collaboration with the Liturgy Committee ensuring maximum involvement and participation by community members

Provide the following pastoral care to parishioners in need or coordinate clergy & members of the We Care Collective to provide the following duties:

One-on-one counseling for parishioners
Visiting hospital, nursing home, rehab patients, and homebound parishioners
Prepare and offer members sacraments

Attend all Pastoral Team meetings and Parish Council meetings
Oversee the business operations of the parish
Attend most SCF events
Have general knowledge of the working of systems at Peace UCC, Mead Center and Eden (e.g. HVAC, sound systems, cleaning supplies, key contacts)
Participate in community organizations for clergy and build relationships with other faith communities
Serve as delegate to ECC House of Pastors & ECC Mid-America Diocese

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The pastor we seek is:

Spiritually centered
Passionate and able to generate passion and dedication among the community
Able to help set a collaborative vision for rebuilding our membership
Welcoming of people with divergent views, gender identities, sexual orientations, races and ethnicities
Able to deal fearlessly and effectively with conflict
Collaborative, a team player and problem-solver
A good listener and effective communicator
In possession of a caring and loving soul
Living a life of integrity and able to follow through on commitments to the community
Grounded, emotionally secure and sensitive to the needs of parishioners
An effective administrator
Theologically compatible with the principles of Sts. Clare & Francis and the larger ECC

Education and Experience

Masters of Divinity or Theology degree or equivalent
Intention to be ordained as a priest in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Previous pastoral experience preferred
Previous supervisory experience preferred
Salary Range and Benefits: Negotiable

To apply: Interested candidates may send a cover letter, resume, and a link to their audio/video sermons to:

Mary Vonderheide, Co-Chair of Sts. Clare & Francis Selection Committee at mary.vonderheide@sbcglobal.net

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Lead Pastor
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Part Time
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less than 100

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Mary Vonderheide
483 E. Lockwood Ave, Suite 3
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