Wellesley Congregational Church (affectionately known as Village Church) is located in Wellesley, a town of 28,000 residents, fifteen miles west of Boston. At Village Church, we are particularly known for our vital worship, our longstanding commitment to the nurture of young people, and our commitment to ministries of service and outreach. Our innovative Pastoral Residency program offers a place for promising pastoral leaders to develop their ministries for the next generation, and we treasure our decades-long tradition of worshipping with the Historic Charles Street AME Church. We have just over 1,000 members, with over 300 young adults and children. We are often described as a healthy church where people seek to grow in their faith and where joy is manifest. We have a history of loving and supporting our pastors, as well as one another.
We seek a compassionate Associate Pastor who will serve full-time with a range of pastoral duties, but with a particular emphasis on congregational care, adult spiritual formation, and ministries of justice and joy for all people. The Associate Pastor is called by the congregation, supervised by the Senior Pastor, and works in mutually supportive collaboration with the Senior Pastor, the other Associate Pastor, and two full-time Pastoral Residents.
Master of Divinity, Ordained in the United Church of Christ, at least 2 years’ experience in Parish Ministry, experience in pastoral care.
Additional information and application instructions can be found on the UCC Ministry Opportunities Website: https://oppsearch.ucc.org/web/fastdetails.aspx?id=4536