Head Pastor

Date Posted: February 15, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Ellensburg Presbyterian Church
Ellensburg, WA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Ellensburg Presbyterian Church desires a Head Pastor who loves the Lord and loves people; is rooted in scripture; is an enthusiastic leader and whose theological views are consistent with the Essential Tenets of ECO.



  • Preach engaging Biblically grounded sermons that inform, inspire, and challenge as led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Head of Staff: administrate, oversee and support full and part-time paid staff.
  • Moderate session and congregational meetings.
  • Promote, lead, and teach new member classes.
  • Administer sacraments and officiate weddings and funerals.


  • Know members of our congregation and encourage them in their walk with Christ.
  • Disciple elders, deacons and lay leaders through leadership, teaching and prayer.
  • Work closely with worship teams to provide inspiring worship services.
  • Provide vision and guidance for Christian education programs, including children, youth and adult.
  • Be present and available in times of need, such as counseling members and visiting those who are grieving or sick and shut-in.
  • Schedule time to nurture your intellectual and spiritual growth and maintain emotional balance.

Reach Out:

  • Look out into our community and the world to see where Ellensburg Presbyterian Church may be able to bring the love of Christ.
  • Participate in Kittitas Valley Ministerial Association and NW ECO Presbytery.
  • Work with leadership to determine a vision for the future of our church.


  • Has a servant’s heart for others and winning souls for Jesus Christ.
  • A person of prayer.
  • Seeks to honor Christ in all relationships and maintains a lifestyle which is consistent with scripture and the Essential Tenets of ECO.
  • Committed to a life that upholds and encourages biblical standards.
  • A “people person,” approachable, handles both criticism and praise with grace.
  • An effective communicator who listens well and is skilled in conflict resolution.

Skills and Experience

  • Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited seminary.
  • Ordained and committed to the ECO Essential Tenets and Confessional Standards.
  • Four years or more as Head Pastor (preferred) or Associate Pastor.
  • Experience in supervising, supporting and managing staff.


Minimum $75,000 plus benefit package, negotiable based on experience.

How To Apply

If you feel led to join Ellensburg Presbyterian Church in our journey to follow Christ, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  1. Introduction Letter (What attracts you to the Pastor position at Ellensburg Presbyterian Church)
  2. Resume and Statement of Faith
  3. Three links to videos of recent sermons
  4. Three references

First review of applications will take place on March 20, 2024.

See full CIF at:  www.eburgpres.org