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Employment Opportunities

St. Andrew’s Children’s Ministry Team seeks a loving, responsible, energetic caregiver for infants and young children in our nursery. Hours are 8 am to 12:30 pm Sundays, with options for extra hours during the week. Our caregivers follow our nursery curriculum with Bible stories, music and other activities. Must be 18 or older and have reliable transportation.

For an application, visit www.saintandrew-ic.org and click on “Family and Children’s Ministry;” call 319-338-7523; email hwoodin@saintandrew-ic.org; or stop by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2251 First Avenue, Coralville. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.

Newcomb Presbyterian Church in Davenport has 3 open paid positions they are trying to fill. One of the positions is:

  • Nursery Attendant, for ages 0-3 years old. This position would be every Sunday during service, 9:30am – 12:00 noon. 

Please contact Marilyn Black by email for any questions or additional information. 

First Presbyterian Church in Wapello is looking for an Organist/Pianist to help lead worship by working with the Pastor in choosing hymns, and then playing the accompaniment during worship. They will also be responsible for Preludes, Offering, and Postlude except when the choir sings or the hand chimes play. They will also accompany all responsive music like the Gloria Patri and Doxology. This position is currently unpaid, but will be the recipient of much gratitude and thanks by the congregation. Contact Anita Odle at (319)523-2119 for further info, or email the church at and type Anita Odle in the subject line.

Newcomb Presbyterian Church in Davenport has 3 open paid positions they are trying to fill. One of the positions is:

  • Organist/Pianist for every Sunday service, special music, and events.   

Please contact Marilyn Black by email for any questions or additional information. 

Stanwood Union Church of Stanwood, Iowa is seeking a one third time ordained pastor. The duties and responsibilities would include the following: moderate session meetings once a month; prepare and lead worship, including preaching; administer sacrament of communion once a month; perform services of Christian marriage when invited by session; provide pastoral care such as visiting the sick, the shut-ins and conducting funerals. Also to finish teaching a confirmation class to eligible youth. The pastor would be welcome to any and all church special events, such as meal fund raisers and others. Please contact Jenny Idelwine, chair of the PPR committee by emailing her at: jrimd948@gmail.com.

Olivet Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a part-time (~18 hours per week) Pastor. Olivet is a Church in Mission to the greater Cedar Rapids community. Our ideal Pastor will be able to:

– Encourage the Olivet congregation in the worship and service of God; to equip and enable them for their tasks within the church and their mission to the world.

– Minister to the spiritual needs of the people by increasing the awareness of the power, presence, and purpose of God.

– Share in the Church’s ministries of sympathy, witness, and service.

– Devote special attention to the poor, the sick, the troubled, and the dying;

– Possess the qualities of being friendly, honest, open, caring, trustworthy, and faithful.

– Effectively lead Sunday Worship services, weddings, funerals, and all additional special worship service events which are in accordance with the Presbyterian church (USA).

– Provide guidance and leadership to staff and volunteers of Olivet Church.

– Perform as an effective moderator of Session and of congregational meetings.

– Effectively communicate with committees and committee chairpersons when requested.

Characteristics and Qualifications:

The Olivet Pastor shall be

– welcoming, friendly and honest;

– shall have the ability and desire to work with and welcome diverse populations;

– shall be biblically literate and trustworthy; and be able to maintain a sense of humor.

This Part-time position consists of:

– worship preparation and leadership,

– sermon preparation and delivery,

– moderation of Session and Congregational meetings,

– engagement in after-worship fellowship,

– and routine pastoral calls (hospital and emergencies).

Applications for this position should be sent via email (preferred) to:
Olivetcrchurch@gmail.com

Or to:
Carol Horning, Clerk of Session
504 B Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Applications should include a current PIF and a cover letter indicating your sense of being called to this position.

Echo Hill Presbyterian Church is accepting applications for a part-time pianist/accompanist to play for two worship services per week (one contemporary, one traditional).

Must be highly proficient on piano and electronic keyboard. Duties include praise band participation on keyboard and full pianist/accompanist duties for the traditional service (hymns, preludes, postludes, offertory, choir accompaniment, etc.) Will accompany at weekly choir rehearsals. Will need to be able to select music for each service as needed; and attend occasional meetings as necessary. Previous church accompanist/organist/pianist experience a definite plus.

May work on a contract basis. 10 hours per week.

Please call 319-377-4360 or 319-929-6672 for more information.

The United Church of Faith in Keota, Iowa is searching to fill a Part-time (estimated 18 hours per week) Temporary Pastor position.  Keota is a town of 1000 people approx. 45 miles SW of Iowa City.  The UCF is a congregation of God’s people and we will always find ourselves adapting to changing dynamics of a rural community.  This is evidenced by the merging of Baptist, Christian, Methodist and Presbyterian congregations within the last 80 years as God has continually found ways for us to work together.  Relationships and worship have provided the foundation upon which our church community has and will continue to prevail.  Our community has been blessed with a good school system, good businesses, fire department, and library.  We desire the following in candidates

— A pastor who has extensive knowledge of the word of God that is communicated skillfully through sermons, teaching, church functions and to the community.

–Plan and conduct worship services and coordinate with the church secretary in preparation of the weekly bulletin.

–Administer the Sacrament of Communion and Baptism.

–Support special events (weddings, funerals, etc.)

–Our ideal pastor will be a person skilled in connecting with members of the congregation as well as those who do not know the Lord in our community.

–Provide pastoral care as needed and your time allows.

–Provide input and support for the youth activities.

The salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience.  A manse, which is a 3 bedroom brick home with full basement located 1 block from the church, will be included in the package.  A mileage budget will be provided.

If you have interest please contact Duane Sprouse at 319-461-5611 or Duane Durst at 641-919-7895 for more information.  The church website is www.keotaucf.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR 1/2 TIME TEMPORARY PASTOR FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MILES, IA

– Provide leadership through stimulating weekly Worship Services and educational opportunities for small groups as needed. Be an active, side-by-side partner with church members as they carry out the work of the church.

– Administer the Sacraments with purpose and meaning.

– Provide Pastoral Care through home visits, nursing home visits and hospital visits, including offering communion.

– Help prepare Council Dockets, moderate Council meetings, co-ordinate Subcommittees, report to Presbytery and be a liaison between all groups.

CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALIFICATION NEEDED BY OUR PASTOR

– Demonstrates genuine caring and concern for the congregation, the local community and the individuals comprising both.

– Is a living disciple of Christ in word and deed.

– Is eager to embrace rural, small-town Iowa life.

– Has good communication skills; listening, speaking and writing.

– Has and appreciates a good sense of humor.

– Interprets Biblical readings appropriate for lay persons.

– Is capable of assessing skills of individuals and empowering them for Christian service.

– Is capable of relating to all ages.

– Is willing to take risks.

– Values participation of children in worship and mission.

– Encourages and motivates the congregation for greater service.

Applications for this position should be sent to:

Clerk of Session First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 244 Miles, IA 52064
Or via email at miles1upc@gmail.com

Applications should include a current MIF and a cover letter indicating sense of call to this position.

Please feel free to contact Kitch Schatzer by email or at 319-461-0266 for any questions. Thank you.