Senior Pastor

Sylvania United Church of Christ | Sylvania, OH
Date posted: September 12, 2019
Senior Pastor
Contact Name: Rev. Dan Busch
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 419-447-8323
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Sylvania United Church of Christ is a theologically progressive congregation with a rich history that dates back to 1834. The children and family ministries are an integral part of life at Sylvania UCC; we have multi-generational participation in our educational offerings, fellowship, and outreach projects, as well as an active young families’ program. An Open and Affirming Congregation, we have a strong commitment to justice and peace issues and support our community through numerous outreach ministries. And although worship follows a traditional liturgical form, theologically progressive and inclusive language is preferred. Worship is enriched by the participation of our vibrant music ministry and seeks to educate and enrich the congregation through the sermon and Word of God. Our church is nestled in a suburban community that offers year-round recreational opportunities, cultural venues and events, family-oriented activities, excellent schools, and several universities.

Job Description

We are seeking a senior pastor who can communicate the values of nurturing spirituality in diverse forms and empowering all for life. This individual should be willing to be a part of our progressive spiritual journey to help people feel more connected to Sylvania United Church of Christ and should bring a commitment to make a lasting impact on our congregation and the community that we serve.

Sylvania United Church of Christ is seeking a senior pastor to provide compassionate pastoral care, inspiring spiritual leadership and an administrator to lead and support our staff.


  • compassionate and engaging
  • committed to extravagant welcome
  • communication and organizational skill


  • Ordained and holds good standing in the United Church of Christ or a theologically similar denomination. If not ordained as a UCC pastor, possesses privilege of call.
  • Has at least five years of pastoral experience and/or experience in a leadership role within a multi-staff/team ministry.

Time Commitment

The position is full time as a settled pastor.


Sylvania UCC is committed to a call agreement which includes compensation and support at conference compensation guidelines with some flexibility in negotiation.

Application Instructions

Go to: (Ministry Opportunities), Ohio Conference, Northwest Ohio Association, Sylvania United Church of Christ

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