Interim Pastor

Date Posted: May 17, 2024
Hours Per Week: 20-30
First Congregational Church of Essex
Essex, MA, USA
Job Type: Interim Pastor
Other Details

Upon the retirement of its current pastor on December 31, 2024, FCCOE is seeking to fill the position of Interim Pastor, anticipating a search of 6 to 12 months for a permanent pastor.

FCCOE is a Congregational Church affiliated with the CCCC. FCCOE was originally formed in 1683 with a rich history of ministry in the small community of Essex on the North Shore of Boston, as well as service around the world. The FCCOE church family strives for a spirit of humble servant leadership, brotherly/sisterly love, winsome witness, and unity in essentials combined with civility and mutual respect across lines of difference.
Weekly attendance of 50-60.

Responsibility of the Interim:

  • Preparing and delivering a weekly sermon.
  • Coordinating and organizing the order of worship with the church Administrator and Music Director.
  • Administering the sacrament of communion.
  • Limited visitation and attendance of committee meetings (negotiable).
  • Able to perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals.


  • A degree from a seminary.
  • Ordained and/or licensed minister.
  • 3 years of experience in interim ministry or pastorate.
  • Legally authorized to work in the USA.

How To Apply

Apply with:

  • Current resume (including email address and phone number).
  • Statement of personal faith.
  • References.

Apply to Craig Hammon, Church Moderator: [email protected].