Interim Pastor, Oak Lawn Community Church, Oak Lawn, Illinois

Oak Lawn Community Church is seeking a pastor to lead its congregation.  This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament,  a Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP) or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).   This will be a half- time position on an annual contract.  The contract will be renewable on an annual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Work with the office staff to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Engage in community outreach as time permits
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Session to oversee the financial affairs of the church.
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session to provide educational opportunities for congregation
  • Attend Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago
  • Report regularly to Session on Presbytery matters and actions.
  • Promote Presbytery program opportunities

Terms of Call

Term                     .50 FTE / 20 hours per week (on average)

Salary/Housing     $29,000    

Benefits                 Full coverage under the Board of Pensions

Expenses               Per POC guidelines

Duration                One year renewable


Kelly Villegas, Clerk of Session


Church Phone: (708) 599-4025