Interim Associate Pastor Search

Interim Associate Pastor

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood is seeking an Interim Associate Pastor to serve our congregation for a period of two to three years. The candidate must be a person who is comfortable working in an associate pastor role, supporting our current Interim Senior Pastor. The position is available immediately. Inquiries and applications and questions may be emailed to

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood is an active, vibrant congregation of 700-plus members, located in the attractive suburb of Kirkwood, Missouri, within easy reach of the amenities of downtown Saint Louis (Forest Park, Saint Louis Symphony, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Cardinals). Kirkwood is known for its thriving business district and excellent school system. 

Salary range (salary/housing package): $78,000-83,000

Benefits: Board of Pension (medical/pension), professional/study leave expenses. Relocation expenses are available. 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Work with Head of Staff and Director of Music on worship matters, preaching monthly and serving as liturgist on other Sundays, sharing in leadership of other special services.
  • Lead/assist in weddings and memorial services as requested. 
  • Coordinate all facets of pastoral care
  • Staff church committees as assigned
  • Staff Board of Deacons  
  • Other duties as assigned


Master of Divinity Degree, ecclesiastical standing in the PCUSA, previous multiple-staff experience (preferred)
Note: The Interim Associate Pastor will not be considered for either the head of staff or associate pastor positions

Desired qualifications:
Interim Ministry Training
Experience/expertise with online technology/social media (e.g. live streaming of church services