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Employment Opportunities

Bettendorf Presbyterian Church is searching for a full-time Director of Christian Education to lead in the educational ministries for our children, youth and their families. Candidates would preferably have a four-year degree in Christian education or five years experience working in Christian education/youth ministries. For more information or to send resume please contact Rev. Troy Winder at Bettendorf Presbyterian Church, 1200 Middle Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722; 563-355-6494; or

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:

Opening for ½ time Temporary Pastor at our Savior Presbyterian Church Argo, Iowa (near Quad Cities)

Job Description : Temporary Pastor Position ½ time (estimate 20 hours per week)

  • Moderate monthly session meetings and support the process of long term pastoral needs development for the church family
  • Coordinate with Church Secretary the preparation of the weekly bulletin and Sunday church service
  • Estimate 2 – ½ days office time (to be determined with Pastor input upon hiring)
  • Prepare and deliver Sunday sermon
  • Support special events (weddings, funerals, etc) as needed
  • Administer the Sacrament of Communion and baptism
  • Pastoral care as needed (and as time permits)
  • Provide input and support for Sunday bible school and Deacon activities as time allows
  • Effective Salary : $30,000
  • Mileage at current IRS rate

Our Savior is a small rural community church located on the north edge of the Iowa Quad Cities. We are a mixture of local farm families and rural urbanites with diverse religious backgrounds. We believe that the bible is God’s inerrant word to us. We have recently had our pastor retire following a 14 plus year time with us. Our church family is in the process of discovering what our next steps will be in following the Lord’s path. We look forward to sharing our worship and growing together with new pastoral leadership.

Credentials to be considered acceptable for consideration would include PC(USA) Teaching Elder with seminary degree, Pastors from other denominations with whom there is concords and Commissioned Ruling Elders.

Please contact

Dawn Hamilton   563-349-7997 

Tom Leiting          563-370-6485  

Please feel free to contact either Kitch Schatzer by email or at 319-461-0266 OR Julie Hime by email or at 319-354-9220 in the PEIA office for any questions. Thank you.