At the February 28 Presbytery Assembly Meeting, the assembly voted in favor of increasing the stipend for pulpit supply. The new rate is $200 plus IRS mileage reimbursement — with an additional $50 for an additional worship service the same day. It is effective as of March 1, 2023.
The presbytery’s stipend for supply preaching has not been changed in several years. However, the need for supply preachers in the presbytery’s congregations has been increasing. The Commission on Ministry recommended the change made Feb. 28, in part, to encourage more specialized ministry members and honorably retired members to serve in pulpit supply.
If you would like to be added to the list of available preachers for pulpit supply in the Presbytery of Chicago, please email Ken Hockenberry.