The United Church of Christ’s online Ministry Opportunities listing brings together churches and partner ministries with qualified candidates for its ministry positions. (FAQs about Ministry Opportunities) Both clergy and non-clergy jobs can be posted on the website. Churches in the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences seeking clergy candidates should work with the appropriate associate conference minister for their area. They will offer training and coaching as you move toward creating your churches profile, which will be the main part of your Opportunities listing. Churches seeking to fill non-clergy positions such as church musicians, administrators, and Christian education/faith formation can post these openings on the site. Email Karen Peters, ministry support staff, to have non-clergy positions added.
Associate Conference Ministers Supporting Search and Call for Pastoral Positions:
Rev. Darrell Goodwin — Support for churches in search in Nebraska; Southeastern, Central, Southwestern Iowa associations
Rev. Samantha Houser — Support for churches in Search in South Dakota and Northwestern, Northeast and Eastern Iowa associations
If you are a candidate searching for a position in the United Church of Christ in Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota, we welcome you! To find a position, click on the link below to the Ministry Opportunities page, click the type of job title, click the location, and then enter any additional keywords to narrow your search (optional) and then click search button on the far right side to see listings meeting your criteria. Instructions for who to contact for that opening will be listed in a box on the top right side of the listing. Note that only authorized ministers with a validated UCC Profile may apply for pastoral positions through the conference staff listed. Please do not contact the church directly.Ministry Opportunities
Director of Operations and Finance. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, in Des Moines, Iowa, is a progressive congregation of approximately 3,200 members, committed to inclusivity and diversity. We are looking for a full-time Director of Operations and Finance with the vision and creativity to help us become the church we are supposed to be. Working closely with the Senior Minister, the Director of Operations and Finance will think strategically about the future of the congregation and facilitate its work in the areas of finance, facilities, human resources, communications and risk management. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 7+ years of finance and operations management with supervisory experience is desired. Religious faith is not required; however, the successful applicant will respect and support the values of Plymouth Church. Position includes competitive salary and full benefits. A criminal background check is required. Email your cover letter and resume. Visit plymouthchurch.com for more information.
Director of Child and Family Ministries. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, in Des Moines, Iowa, is a progressive congregation of approximately 3,200 members, committed to inclusivity and diversity. We are looking for a full-time Director of Child and Family Ministries with the creativity and commitment to help us build upon our vibrant tradition of engaging children in the life of our church. Working closely with the Senior Minister, lay leaders and church staff, the Director of Child and Family Ministries will direct the faith formation programming for children, including weekly church school, vacation Bible school, and other family activities. Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to oversee effective programs for children are a must, as well as a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a related field) and five years of related professional experience. Position includes competitive salary and full benefits. A criminal background check is required. Email your cover letter and resume. Visit plymouthchurch.com for more information.