Derry Presbyterian Church, a welcoming 1,000-member congregation, has begun the search for:
Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Derry Church seeks an associate pastor or Certified CE director for children, youth, and families.This full-time position oversees the ministries that provide for the education, spiritual development, fellowship, and mission for children and youth, their families, and young adults. For more information, see MIF 07338.AC1 and CE 07338.AD0 or contact chair Sara Woodbury.
APNC Milestones and Timeline
|Congregational Meeting to elect APNC||7/29/18|
|APNC Kickoff & Orientation by Presbytery liaison||8/28/18|
|Officer election, teambuilding, process review/education||Sept 2018|
|Ministry Information Form writing and editing||Oct/Nov 2018|
|Ministry Information Form (MIF) to Session for approval||11/28/18|
|Ministry Information Form (MIF) to Presbytery for approval||12/13/18|
|MIF posted to CLC and approved by Clerk of Session||1/7/19|
|Evaluate applications & interview potential candidates||Jan/Feb/Mar 2019|
|Evaluate additional recruitment strategies & deploy||Apr/May/Jun 2019|
Director of Music/Organist
Derry Church seeks a full-time Director of Music (DOM). We offer a diverse and varied music program – most of which are led by volunteer directors under the guidance of the DOM. At present, the program includes (but is not limited to) a traditional choir, a handbell choir, two children’s choirs, two children/youth hand bell choirs, a youth choir, a brass ensemble, and coordination of other musicians when needed. Derry has a 27 rank Reuter pipe organ and a 6’4” Yamaha concert grand piano. The DOM may serve as a piano and or organ accompanist for all ensembles and for worship services, however a separate accompanist position is an option.
The Reformed Tradition holds music in high regard as it contributes to the worship experience of the congregation and of individuals. We believe that music is a form of prayer and a proclamation of the Word of God. The DOM will have or develop an understanding of the role and function of music in the Reformed Tradition.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Music is preferred with 3-5 years’ experience as a conductor of multiple choirs and ensembles (vocal, bells, instrumental); knowledge of appropriate church music (classical, contemporary, folk, gospel); direct a choir while playing a keyboard instrument. Derry seeks an accomplished choral director who can demonstrate spiritual growth through music for choirs, ensembles and the congregation.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to respond by sending a resume to Kathy McGrath.
Derry Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer