The Westminster Foundation of West Virginia is seeking a campus pastor for West Virginia University, a 30,000-plus major research university in Morgantown, W.V. The pastor oversees Presbyterian campus ministry, which includes the WVU Presbyterian Student Fellowship (PSF), a UKirk campus ministry that seeks to build a community which enables students to deepen their faith as lifelong followers of Christ. PSF offers regular programming that provides opportunities for fellowship and witnesses to God’s inescapable grace and unconditional love for all. In addition to the Campus Ministry Center, PSF provides student engagement through programming for the Harless Center at Central Place, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church Morgantown.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in the Campus Ministry Center in adjacent to the WVU campus. The primary goal of the campus minister will be to build and maintain relationships with students, the university, and local congregations. Ultimately, the PSF intends to offer a progressive Christian message rooted in the traditions of the PC(USA) to any student—inclusive of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, denominational, or religious background.
As today’s campus ministry is inherently transitional and varied, we are seeking someone who will engage students that are in a variety of life stages. Pastoral care also plays a big role in campus ministry so the campus pastor will need be approachable and supportive of students with a variety of pastoral needs. The campus minister will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Campus Ministry Center. In order to accomplish this task candidates will need strong administrative skills. Responsibilities will include overseeing CMC staff and interns, assisting the Board in donor development and fundraising, and on-campus marketing. The candidate will be ordained or certified ready to receive a call in the PC(USA). It is expected that the pastor will become a member of the Presbytery of West Virginia. A Ph.D is preferred, but not required. Preferred campus ministry experience of two to five years. Salary Range: $48,000-$58,000. Housing allowance.
MIF #74139.AA2 is posted on the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection or can be requested from Tina Vial, Search Committee Chair, at 100 Campus Drive, Elkins WV 26241.
Résumés/PIFs can be sent to that same address or emailed to [email protected]. Questions may be directed to her at 304-997-4284.