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Pastor Search

Your Pastor Nominating Committee has been actively reviewing and evaluating candidate applications for our Pastor / Head of Staff position in the past few months.

We have been blessed with quite a few excellent candidates and to date have received 79 candidate applications and several referrals from the congregation. 


A few of our top candidates will be invited to Kirkwood in the coming months so that we can meet with them face-to-face and give them the opportunity to get to know us, the staff, the church facility, and the Kirkwood community. For these initial visits, the candidates will not be introduced to the congregation and will not be preaching or attending Sunday worship out of respect for their confidentiality. That said, we are still accepting and reviewing new applications, and appreciate your help in our search. If you know a candidate who would be a good fit, encourage them to apply/send materials to  


Important Documents

Read the results of our Mission Study Survey.

Read our Ministry Information Form.


Where are We in the Process?
Below you will find the Presbyterian Church (USA) steps in the process of calling a new pastor. The green circle indicates where we are in the process. To learn more about the process of “Calling” a new pastor click on THIS LINK to see the document that is used by churches nationwide.

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