Temporary Minister for Pastoral Care

Temporary Minister for Pastoral Care and Worship - Macalester-Plymouth United Church (PCUSA and UCC)

This is a 20-hour position for the duration of our Lead Minister’s sabbatical: April 6-July 5, 2020. The congregation will also be served by our full-time Minister of Congregation Life Corinne Freedman Ellis.


The essential functions are to provide pastoral care to congregation members (including emergency, on-call care as needed), to plan and co-lead worship, and to preside over memorial services. Other responsibilities include attending weekly staff meetings, monthly Deacons meetings, and assigned committee meetings as well as complete projects assigned by the Minister of Congregational Life.


Minimum qualifications are a Masters of Divinity degree, ordination in either the PCUSA or UCC; basic computer skills; excellent oral and communication skills; and five+ years of church experience in leading Sunday worship and memorial services, pastoral care, church leadership, and general familiarity with church life.


Please apply by sending a resume and letter of interest to Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis at the address above or at corinnefe@macalester-plymouth.org .


If you have questions about the position, you may contact Deborah Schmedemann, a member of the hiring committee, at (612)729-6344 or at cdbowmann@gmail.com . 

We will begin reviewing applications November 14 and continue doing so until the position is filled.

Teaching Elder wishing to become a member of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

Are you previously ordained as a Teaching Elder?
Required: Membership Application
Optional: Application for Validation of Ministry (chaplain, professor, etc).

Are you not yet ordained, but are certified ready to seek a call by a PCUSA presbytery?
Required: Membership Application - Certified Ready for Call
Optional: Application for Validation of Ministry - Certified Ready for Call (chaplain, professor, etc).

Submit the appropriate forms and the Committee on Membership will schedule an interview. All applicants must complete a successful background check before membership is granted. After you submit paperwork, the Stated Clerk will be in contact with you to fill out paperwork for the background check.