The Saint Thomas Reformed Church (STRC), located in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to lead and grow with its culturally diverse congregation of approximately 300 members. The STRC is a historic congregation which has been established for over 350 years, and has grown with the times to become a mainstay in our community. As we continue to grow, we have seen the need for an Associate Pastor to assist our Senior Pastor, and to organize a Christian Education program that ministers to all ages and help guide and manage our staff.
When the Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes, our church became the center of our island community, providing food, water, and critical supplies to those in need. We rose from our hardship as a resilient and close-knit family who looks after one another. You would be coming into a community in a period of growth and change, and your creativity and forward thinking is needed to help us move ahead and reach further into our community.
Our church is built on a foundation of Faith, Hope, Love, and Grace. STRC is very proud of their participation in outreach programs such as My Brother’s Workshop (www.mybrothersworkshop.org), The Salvation Army, LongPath Community Center, and many others. We will full expect the selected candidate to embrace these opportunities to serve and to take part in community outreach.
The appropriate candidate for this position will be an energetic and outgoing individual, rich in faith, with strong leadership skills. You should have the desire, commitment and creativity to partner with the congregation to grow together. It is important that you help church leadership bring the church into the future while respecting the traditions and history of the past. We are looking for an individual to revive and lead the way to a new chapter in our Christian Education Program. With youth mission trips, Christian Education programs, and home Bible study, there are many opportunities for the right person to exercise their skills in Christian Education, and put their talent to good use.
We are excited to welcome a new Associate Pastor who is anxious to be a part of our island community, not just our congregation! Are you ready to serve in a small community with big needs? Are you able to overcome the challenge of living on an island? Do you desire to use your Christian Education experience in a new and exciting way? Consider becoming our new Associate Pastor.
If you would like to learn more about STRC, we invite you to review our website at www.strc.org. If you would like to apply or have any questions, please contact the leader of our search committee Michael Conforti at [email protected] of by calling (908) 930-9690 (cell).