Pastor for Social Justice and Spiritual Formation at Plymouth Congregational Church
Des Moines, Iowa, 50312

Plymouth United Church of Christ, Des Moines, Iowa, seeks an experienced and energetic full-time pastor for social justice and spiritual formation. This position will report to the Senior Pastor and collaborate with the pastoral team. This is a full-time, in-person, salaried position. The candidate will be regularly involved with weekend worship, general staff responsibilities, and pastoral duties as assigned, such as preaching and pastoral visits.

Social Justice: Plymouth’s bold social justice presence is a hallmark in the community and is often cited as a reason for new members joining the congregation. We are committed to advancing justice, equity, and compassion in and beyond our community. The candidate filling this position will be the pastoral staff member directing Plymouth’s Board of Christian Social Action and its committees, implementing a multi-generational approach to social justice education, collaboration, and advocacy. Plymouth has numerous social justice committees actively engaging in anti-racism work, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, creation care justice, community food and housing collaborations, peace and nonviolence initiatives, refugee and immigration efforts, and broad-based community organizing. We believe justice work at Plymouth is at its best when it is informed, intergenerational, and supported.

Spiritual Formation: We value situating social justice work as an essential part of living our faith. The candidate will also be responsible for developing and sustaining robust theological formation and education for adults. Recent offerings in this area include a weekly Sunday morning Fellowship Forum, special classes, all-church book discussions, and retreats. The candidate filling this position will also be the pastoral staff member directing the Board of Spiritual Growth and Adult Education, advancing a long-term vision for lifelong education and spiritual formation in a way that is consistent with the broader worshiping life of the congregation. The candidate filling this role will shepherd this established and critical area of mission at Plymouth.


Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312


Rev. Dr. Jared Wortman
[email protected]



Des Moines, Iowa, 50312
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$70,000 to $80,000
Ordained position
Exempt status
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