Clarendon seeks a Stated Supply Pastor who will:
• Integrate Scripture with the mission of the community through
worship leadership, bringing an understanding of the Reformed tradition
and relating it to the opportunities and challenges of a broader
community and denomination in transition.
• Shepherd a small and vibrant community in holding fast to what makes
it unique while exploring options for being church in new and creative
ways, including discernment of longer-term ministerial leadership and
outreach to families and young people to further diversify the
• Lead and manage a small, part-time staff and lay leadership (elders
and deacons) to help create an environment – in and out of worship –
that reflects the values of the Clarendon community.
• Foster an environment that reflects the community’s commitment to
welcome and authentically include all people, regardless of race,
income, family status, sexuality, nation of origin, belief or doubt.
• Engage with the broader community (Arlington County/Northern Virginia,
National Capital Presbytery, PCUSA), to form and maintain constructive
partnerships, representing and advocating for the needs and values of
the Clarendon community.
The position is designed as a part-time contract (75% time, which
includes preaching three of four Sundays in months with four Sundays).
The minimum effective salary for this position is $64,089, plus
applicable benefits (Board of Pensions contribution, FICA, paid personal
and study leave). Contract terms are negotiable within congregational,
National Capital Presbytery, and PCUSA guidelines.
The contract term is one year (renewable) starting March 2020 (or
earlier depending on selection process and candidate availability).
Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit their Personal Information Form to Clarendon's Congregational Leadership Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review will begin in December 2019 and will continue until a candidate and contract are approved.