Senior Pastor

Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ | Spokane, WA
Date posted: January 6, 2022
Senior Pastor
Contact Name: Rev Mike Denton
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 206-725-8383
Deadline: 02-04-22

Westminster is a historic downtown church addressing the issues and challenges of this moment in time. We are seeking a pastor inspiring us to do God’s work in this world, a person willing to walk with us and help guide our journeys of faith and justice.

Job Description

The following list identifies the range of activities that Westminster’s next pastor can expect to lead, guide, support, participate in, learn from, and bring inspiration to:

  • Provide leadership for worship services including planning and execution. – Lead and support church vitality: financial, growth in attendance and membership.
  • Collaborate with and empower others to lead the work of the church in its many forms and expressions.
  • Complete administrative duties such as report writing, meeting preparation, and staff supervision.
  • Provide pastoral care. Officiate weddings and funerals.
  • Support faith formation and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study, and service.
  • Cultivate community connections to support church involvement in the community.
  • Participate in wider church activities such as conference meetings and clergy groups.
  • Practice self-care, nurture personal spiritual practice, and participate in professional development including continuing education.


We are looking for a pastor who has:

A deep Christian faith manifested in spiritual growth, compassion, and inspirational ministry to the congregation.

  • will join us on the journey as we learn, grow, worship, and serve together.
  • will share and help us grow our deep commitment to extravagant welcome. …has a solid background in scripture and the ability to facilitate opportunities for learning, understanding, and faith development.

A collaborative leadership style for a progressive Christian Community.

  • is a collaborative, adaptive leader with the ability to adjust to changing circumstances, to listen well, and to build confidence, community and connection amidst diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • shares our commitments to social justice and progressive Christianity and will serve as a representative of those commitments within the church and in the greater Spokane community.

Strong yet adaptable organizational and administrative skills.

  • will assist in growing our membership and building a sustainable future for our congregation.
  • will help utilize the assets of the church facilities and members of the congregation efficiently and effectively.

How to Apply

Please see the full position listing on the UCC Ministry Opportunities Page for complete details. To express interest in this position, contact Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ Conference Minister Rev. Mike Denton ([email protected], 206-725-8383). He will be sending ministerial profiles to the Westminster Search Committee for consideration.

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