Pastor of Congregational Care

50% FTE

We seek a deeply caring, experienced, and outgoing individual to serve the Edmonds United Methodist Church as Pastor of Congregational Care. The PCC will coordinate all pastoral care for the congregation and conduct all memorial services and funerals. The PCC will provide staff support for all of the teams under the Congregational Care umbrella as well as regularly participate in Sunday morning worship services providing a visible presence in administration of the sacraments and worship leadership. This is a half-time position reporting to the Lead Pastor.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate all pastoral support for the congregation.
  • Provide pastoral care for the bereaved; coordinate planning and conduct all memorial services and funerals.
  • Provide staff support for the Welcoming Team, Lay Pastors, Stephen Ministry, Prayer Ministry Teams, Caring Cooks, and the Transportation Team.
  • Meet regularly with Lay Pastors, Stephen Ministry leaders, and the Welcoming Team providing support and continuing education.
  • Participate regularly in worship leadership. Conduct Communion and baptismal rites.

Related Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Lay Pastor and Stephen Ministers to plan programs or workshops for the congregation, including The Longest Night service in December.
  • Keep CareLog and Servant Keeper databases up-to-date on those who are experiencing life crises, trauma and/or loss, and those who are hospitalized or infirm.
  • Regularly send prayer requests to the Prayer Chain via email.
  • Provide information weekly to those preparing the prayer and grief list for the bulletin and to Lay Pastors when cards are needed.
  • Prepare sympathy cards, first anniversary of death cards for pastor signature, and notify Stephen Ministry leadership team to arrange delivery of grief booklets.
  • Keep track of visitor lists, record dispatch reports in databases, and make contact with newcomers for the Welcoming Team.
  • Communicate and coordinate pastoral care needs with the Lead Pastor.
  • Participate in staff functions; communicate regularly with staff colleagues; assist in other planning as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A spiritually mature, ordained Pastor with a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in pastoral care.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and leading memorial services.

 Additional Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Demonstrated administrative skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • A gracious worship leader who is caring, empathetic, and approachable.
  • An ability to empower others with a proven ability to effectively delegate.
  • An ability to work with staff and lay leaders in a collegial manner with flexibility and adaptability.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 30, 2017 for priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

This congregation is committed to being a radically loving and Welcoming community of faith, centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ, which is for all people. Therefore, in faithfulness to the Gospel and our United Methodist heritage, and to the best of our ability, we promise to provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.