First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley – Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley is seeking qualified candidates to serve as their Senior Pastor / Head of Staff. The Senior Pastor / Head of Staff provides pastoral leadership in preaching and teaching the Word, administering the sacraments, equipping and enabling the people of God in worship and service, exercising care for those in need, and sharing in the ministry of the church in governing bodies and ecumenical relationships. The Senior Pastor / Head of Staff also provides, in consultation with the Session, administrative leadership for the church in areas related to strategic planning, leading development, communication, budgeting, organizing, staffing, supervising, and evaluating the ministry of the church.

Responsibilities include: preaching, worship, and sacraments; church administration; spiritual formation and community building; pastoral care.

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree; deeply Christ-centered life; 8 years or more of pastoral experience; excellent leadership skills and ability to provide stable leadership; must have permission to work inbounds in the PC(USA) Presbytery of San Francisco.

Position Reports to Session, with input from Personnel Committee.

To apply, log on to the Church Leadership Connection website at to submit Personal Information Form, OR submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Nominating Committee at  .

Priority Deadline: June 1, 2019. Rolling review upon receipt.

For more information, including full responsibilities and requirements, please download this PDF.