Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines is seeking a full-time interim pastor

Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Iowa, is hiring.

Founded in 1848, Central Presbyterian Church is a vibrant congregation of 515 members, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. It is known for openness and inclusiveness, a warm and welcoming sense of community, inspiring worship services, creative ministries with children and youth, an intelligent approach to Christian faith and a passion for mission and service.


  • Master of Divinity degree
  • Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), or a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA) (UCC, ELCA or RCA). Ministers in other denominations may apply but would need presbytery approval.
  • 10 years of pastoral experience
  • Training in interim or transitional ministry preferred

Job information

  • Minimum effective salary: $90,000 (including housing allowance)
  • Benefits include health insurance and retirement through the PC(USA) Board of Pensions
  • 5 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of study leave
  • Beginning in May 2024 with the starting date negotiable.

To apply

Submit a cover letter and resume (including links to sermons) to by March 15, 2024.

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