Submitted by the Pacific Southwest region
The Board and Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Regional Minister(s) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR). We seek the leader(s) who understand(s) the diverse and changing context of the church and society, and who can offer a clear vision for ministry that draws all to Christ’s Table. The position begins on or about September 1, 2019.
The warm and vibrant church family within the PSWR celebrates diversity as its greatest strength and its greatest challenge. The area served by PSWR congregations includes 12 counties across portions of California, Nevada and Hawaii. Currently, we operate with a leadership model that has Co-Regional Ministers. In addition we have Associate Regional Ministers for youth/young adults and various ethnic ministries. In the past, the PSWR had one person serving as Regional Minister with some deployed staff. We are open to God’s call for leadership of the PSWR, with no pre-conceived idea of the future ministry model. The full Regional Profile can be viewed here.
Nominations and Application Process
The Regional Minister Search Committee will receive nominations at PSWRsearch@gmail.com.
To assure full consideration, those interested in applying for the position must submit a letter of interest by November 9, 2018. In the letter, applicants should provide their personal characteristics, qualifications and/or experiences that meet the Preferred Skills and Preferred Experiences sections of the Position Description, which can be viewed here. In addition, applicants must include contact information where they wish to receive communications from the Search Committee. Letters should be sent to PSWR Search Administrator, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive., Ste. 71-711, Riverside, CA 92507 and electronically to PSWRsearch@gmail.com.
All applicants are required to provide updated profile information and letters of reference through the Search & Call process. The application period closes and all materials must be received by December 7, 2018.
This position is a six-year term with the possibility of a second six-year term for a maximum of twelve (12) years of total service.