Solo Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy MN
LeRoy, MN 55951

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Our Church:  First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy, MN was established over 150 years ago. Our current building was built in 1960.  We reside in a small town, rural community in southeastern Minnesota.  We are a traditional and conservative congregation.  Even though we have been without a pastor since July 2023, we are still fully operational.  We have involvement by all our members and everyone utilizes their talents.  We are a close knit church family but also welcoming to any visitors and newcomers to the community.  A coffee fellowship is held every Sunday after morning worship.  We offer Sunday School classes for 2 years through adults. Our church hosts a Cowboy Church service every 3rd Sunday night of the month.  This is led by local musicians and open to everyone from everywhere.  Our church missions include: sponsoring a young boy from Honduras through Childfund International, assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, and giving to our local food shelf. We have established a "Good Neighbor Fund" which gives to those in our church or community who are going thru a crisis and have an immediate need.  We have good relationships with the other churches in town.  We are a member of LAMA, which stands for LeRoy Area Ministerial Association. This organization is made up of 4 of our local churches to aid those in the community in many ways.  A fundraiser is held every March to benefit the local food shelf.

Our congregation is debt free and we offer a competitive salary package.

The Building: Our church is all on one level and handicapped accessible.  Because of this, we are used for other purpose along with worship.  Preschool screening uses our building, as does history club and community theater.  The sanctuary holds 200 people. We have a fellowship hall, kitchen, fireside meeting room, 6 classrooms, and separate office space for the secretary and the pastor.  Our building will be hosting an upcoming Good Friday concert by Jason Gray and hopes to fill the sanctuary.  We offer a manse a block from church. It is located across from the town library and about 6 blocks from the k-12 school. The manse is newly remodeled with an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, huge basement, 2 car attached garage and a big back yard.

The area:  Lake Louise State Park is 5 blocks from the manse. It offers biking,hiking,horseback riding, canoeing,camping and fishing.  There are also two city parks. The school is 6 blocks away and has an indoor heated pool and hot tub for everyone, not just students. There are a number of businesses downtown including a grocery store, bowling alley, restaurant/hotel, gas station and banks.  Mayo Clinic is in Rochester Minnesota, about 40 minutes away and the Rochester International Airport is about 30 minutes away.  There are many bike and walking trails in the area.

The Candidate:  What we seek in a new pastor includes the usual duties such as preaching Sunday morning worship service, conduct weddings, funerals, baptisms, confirmation classes, visiting shut-ins and nursing homes, ministering to those dealing with tragedies and emergencies and moderating session meetings. We look for someone who can lead and aid us in our efforts to bring in the youth and families that have stopped attending along with the unchurched in the community. The person we seek must believe that the scriptures are the infallible Word of God and preach and teach in line with that; someone who prayerfully seeks the Holy Spirit's direction in all decisions and actions.

Address

First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy MN
PO Box 69
LeRoy, Minnesota 55951

Contact

Shauna J Schlichter
5074386400
[email protected]

Website

presbyterianleroymn.com

Location
LeRoy, MN 55951
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
40
Pay rate
salary
Ordained position
Yes
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Collaboration
Communication
Leadership
Pastoral
Preaching
Industries
Church Ministry