Interim / Transitional Pastor at Carmel Presbyterian Church
Carmel, CA 93921

Carmel Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time Transitional Pastor whose ministry could preferably commence as of January, 2023. Essential duties and responsibilities

1. Preach approximately 60 to 75% of the Sundays, and schedule opportunities for staff, gifted lay leaders, and guest preachers for the remaining Sundays.
2.  As Head of Staff, supervise the pastors and staff:
a.     Provide overall pastoral and operational leadership.
b.     Support staff’s continuing staff-health and staff-culture improvement efforts.
3. Build on and complete the work begun under our consultant. This work would include…
a.     Clarifying roles and responsibilities between staff and the Session.
b.     Addressing the relational misunderstanding and distrust that exists between staff and Session.
c.     Bringing the governance structure in alignment with ECO best practices.
d.     Contributing to the creation of a vibrant Serve culture.
e.     Producing maximum staff and ministry team alignment with approved CPC mission and vision.
4. Serve as Moderator of the session:
a.     Moderate session meetings in accordance with ECO policy, CPC bylaws, and all governance principles, policies and process established by the session.
b.     Support the session in continuing efforts to develop/live into its governance framework, leadership covenant, and revised meeting/decision-making structure.
c.     Effectively communicate timely updates between Session and staff, as well as the congregation as a whole.
5. Supervise and encourage our staff team
a.     Provide leadership, counsel and listening ear to our staff as they consider that their? roles at CPC.
b.     Address staffing needs shortage. (i.e. We have lost considerable staff in our youth       ministry)
6. Review Our our Current current 10-year vision statement and 3 years goals, Vision Frame, and MissionInsite report in order to:
a.     Provide support and counsel in the development of a Church Profile for use in the Senior Pastor search.
b.     Work with the Session and Staff to determine what we can accomplish during this transitional period in anticipation of a new Senior Pastor.
c.     Work with the Session and Staff to consider how the Session might be structured to address any issues or roadblocks that may prevent CPC from  to accomplishing the above



Carmel Presbyterian Church
Physical: Junipero & Mountain View, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 Mailing: P.O. Box 846, Carmel, CA 93921
Carmel, California 93921


John Scherer, Chair of Transitional Pastor Search Team
[email protected]


Carmel, CA 93921
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$152,000 per year salary and housing
Ordained position
Exempt status
Conflict Resolution
Organizational Management
Church Ministry