Associate Pastor

Multigenerational Christian Education/Formation; Generalist

with responsibilities in Congregational Life or Mission

Youth Mission Trip 2018
Ice Cream Social 2018
Thanksgiving 2017

Click here for Ministry Information Form (MIF)

Church Leadership Connection - Presbyterian Church (USA)

The ministers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church work collegially and collaboratively.  Ministry is shared, with each person having specific areas of responsibility and leadership.  This person will have primary responsibility for ministries in Christian education/formation, from childhood to youth to adulthood.  This person will share pastoral care with the other ministers and the deacons, participate in leading worship on a weekly basis (preaching periodically), and have primary responsibilities in supporting the mission programs OR congregational life (Parish Life Council) programs of the congregation in partnership with the other associate pastor.


A “good fit” is as important as the skill set and experience this person brings to the staff and the congregation.  This person will have a polished and authentic style of worship leadership, communicate well in speaking and writing, value scholarship and preparation in preaching and teaching, demonstrate a mature work ethic, be socially fluent with diverse persons and situations, be hopeful about the future of the church in a changing context, be filled with the Spirit and not self, laugh easily.


Christian Education for Children and Youth

Immanuel’s ministry for children and youth has a strong mission component and is guided by the following “Christian Education Mission Statement.”  

            The journey from baptism to confirmation calls us to:

            Equip families and educators to teach the stories and values of our

            faith, foster a sense of belonging, and nurture love of God and neighbor,

            Engage children and youth through worship and study to explore

            the Christian faith and inquire about its meaning for them, and

            Empower our youth to live a life faithful to Jesus Christ through

            their choices and actions in a world much larger than their own.

Click here for the Church Education for Children and Youth webpage.


Christian Education for Adults

Immanuel’s adult learning offerings affirm that Christian formation does not end in youth, but is a journey that lasts all our lives.   

Click here for the Adult Education webpage.

Congregational Life

The Parish Life Council seeks to build an inclusive community through hospitality, the arts, congregational events, and celebrations. 

Click here for the Parish Life Council webpage.


The Mission Committee responds to the call to inspire, equip and connect Immanuel members for faithful participation in God’s mission.  The committee attempts to match members’ gifts, talents and treasure with the needs of the local, national, and international community.

Click here for the "Serve - Mission at Immanuel" webpage.


In addition to primary responsibilies for Christian Education/Formation,

depending on gifts, interest, and sense of call, responsibilities in congregational life or mission

will also be included in this posiiton.  

Congregational Assessment:

With the support of the Presbytery of Milwaukee, the Session engaged Holy Cow Consulting to lead the congregation through a detailed congregational assessment (CAT) process during the 2018-2019 program year.  Congregational particpation in the CAT was high and the report showed a congregation with high energy and high satisfaction for its ministry and mission.  Click here to read the executive summary from CAT Interpeter the Rev. Nicole Farley.  Rev. Farley is also a MIF reference for Immanuel.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) or minister from a denomination in which the PCUSA is in full communion:  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ.   

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and lead others in the successful execution of events

  • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding relationship building skills with demonstrated ability to listen, be empathetic and interact with people at all levels

  • Effective team-player with ability to contribute positively to a collegial environment


Preferred Requirements:

  • Specialized education, training or experience in childhood, youth and/or adult Christian education

  • Ordination in Presbyterian Church (USA)


Annual salary range:  $55,000 -- $70,000

About Milwaukee:

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Click here for the full Mission Information Form (MIF) (position description)

through Church Leadership Connection of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Application materials may be forwarded to: