Now Hiring: Interim Senior Minister

We seek a dynamic, engaging Interim Senior Minister to guide us through a transition following the retirement of our long-time Senior Minister.

This person will be the spiritual leader and chief executive of a historic 650+ member, socially liberal, financially robust, UCC congregation. The interim senior minister will lead a large, successful team including: two experienced interim associate ministers, a minister of music, a Christian education director, ministerial interns from Harvard and BU, several adjunct clergy, an administrative manager, building manager, financial administrator, and three full-time sextons. This person is expected to attend a variety of committee meetings (mostly via Zoom) each month.

They will confront a decline in membership fostered by pandemic departures from the city, and may face some staff turnover. Old South’s annual budget is $2.6 million, half from an annual pledge drive and half from endowment income and building use, and is in a position to pay well above Conference guidelines for the right candidate.

Old South Church is 353 years old, and housed in a 150-year old national-historic-landmark, Gothic-style building located in the heart of Boston. We hold three weekly hybrid worship services: Thursday 6 p.m. Jazz Worship; Sunday 9 a.m. First Worship (informal family worship) and 11 a.m. Festival Worship with a volunteer choir aided by professional section leaders (subject to change due to Covid pandemic concerns). Sermons are normally short – less than 12 minutes.

The congregation is diverse and inclusive, warm and welcoming, gathered around the life and stories of Jesus. We have active and accomplished lay leaders from fields such as law, the arts, healthcare, finance, and education. Members come from local neighborhoods, the greater Boston region, and beyond drawn by preaching, music, and an open and affirming community. We have long played a leadership role in LGBTQ and interreligious issues, strive to confront racism, and engage actively in ministries of social and environmental justice.

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If interested, contact Search & Call Associate Jill Ford at searchcall@sneucc.org