Interim Pastor

at St. Paul's Congregational Church (view profile)
Location Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted December 16, 2021
Category Pastor
Job Type Full-time


Interim Pastor Job Description 

St. Paul's Congregational Church in Chatham, ON is looking for an interim lead pastor for a minimum 90-day engagement.

We are a church founded on the truth of God's word as expressed in both the Old and New Testament. We believe that the Kingdom of God is available here and now but it is largely undiscovered by many. Our mission is to invite all people to discover life in God's Kingdom. This is done through fervent prayer, participating in spiritual disciplines, and actively seeking and filling opportunities to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in our community and beyond.

We have a need to hire someone to serve as our interim lead pastor and preacher. We are seeking a candidate with Godly wisdom as well as a passion for Christ and His church, whose faith is rooted in Scripture. We estimate this role may last between 6 and 12 months. It should be understood that the person applying for the interim lead pastor role will not be eligible to apply for the role of permanent lead pastor.

As we journey through this time of transition, we seek to hire a full-time interim lead pastor who is gifted in the areas of teaching and preaching. This person should have experience in leading a church, interacting with and managing associate staff, as well as coordinating with music and worship volunteers. It would be expected that the interim lead pastor would preach Sunday mornings.

Additional expectations are as follows:

  • Experience mentoring other staff and volunteer leaders
  • Work with board of elders and existing Ministry Action Teams (MATs) to identify opportunities to rejuvenate church activities (restart/renewal)
  • Support our transitional process

Desired skill set with accompanying life or work experience: Preaching, teaching, coaching, church administration, communication and relationship building.

Please submit resume to As long as this ad is posted, we are accepting applications.