Church: Umstead Park United Church of Christ
Location: Raleigh, NC
Social Media: Instagram @umsteadparkUCC Facebook @umsteadparkUCC
Attendance: Sunday service averages 100 people, both in person and via Zoom
Position Type: Full Time Interim
Start Date: Late Summer 2023
Duration: Until a settled pastor is called.
Total Package: $60,000-$80,000 Commensurate with experience. Range includes Salary and Housing Allowance. UPUCC does not have Insurance or Pension, but a portion of the salary can be redirected to a private plan if required.
Benefits: Paid Vacation, Sick & Holiday Leave
Contacts - Interim Pastor Search Committee Co-Chairs:
Sara Acosta - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicki Norris - email@example.com
If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward your resume to Sara or Nicki. As a means of introduction, a cover letter describing your approach to leading churches in transition would be welcome.
Umstead Park UCC, in Raleigh, NC is a proudly progressive community of faith, founded in 1999. Through word and deed we’ve often countered the status quo, welcoming all into the gospel of justice and love. Our celebrated actions encompass a great variety: from fiercely advocating for racial and LGBTQ+ equality, offering sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant, and funding maternal care in rural Guatemala to cleaning waterways in urban NC. Within our church community, we offer our members opportunities that educate and enrich their spiritual lives while building close relationships with one another.
Our founding pastor has announced his intention to retire and currently we are seeking an Interim Minister until a new settled senior pastor is called. (Note - Our bylaws indicate that the interim minister is not an eligible candidate for the senior minister role.) The interim minister will walk alongside us as we:
Practice the radical hospitality of God, welcoming fully all persons who each reflect the image of God. He/she/they will help establish a safe haven, free from the fear of judgment, where wounds are healed, differences are celebrated and inclusivity is intentional.
Foster deep and compassionate spiritual practices. They will search the scriptures with open-minded thoughtfulness; taking the Bible seriously while knowing it cannot always be taken literally.
Recognize our identity as global citizens, demonstrate our concern for neighbor through service, and live justice as the social expression of love.