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MIF #: 00269.AD1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 00269
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis
Mailing Address 171 Duke of Gloucester St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone (410) 267-8705
Fax (410) 268-9643
WWW Address
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 96%
Other 2%
Average Worship Attendance 247
Church School Attendance 151
Curriculum K-5: Deep Blue, 6-12: Faith Questions, Adult Ed: various
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Head of Staff (who supervised one teaching elder and other staff)
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:   Pastor/Head of Staff
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
We are called to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, FPC is called to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. Our core values include a strong commitment to Presbyterian tradition and our downtown Annapolis neighbors and community of Anne Arundel County. We celebrate worship with excellent preaching, music, prayer and reformed liturgy. FPC offers two traditional services on Sunday mornings with a robust choir, and a joint monthly Taize service with a local Catholic Church. We seek to grow in spiritual formation and expansion of thought, allowing a safe haven for those with doubt or questions. FPC offers Sunday school, Wednesday bible study, Lenten circles, Bass Lecture series, and music and art offerings. Our mission programs—local and global—reflect a deep desire for justice and equity and place a high value on partnership for greater impact. FPC puts faith into action through the Red House (AA), Winter Relief, STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading), Habitat for Humanity, Czech partnership, refugee family assistance, Connect Rwanda, Haiti Reforest, and more. We engage our children and youth in worship and ministry. We are locally recognized for our hospitality, welcoming all regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, income, age, or sexual orientation. Our commitment to justice includes a sense of responsibility to tread lightly on the environment and provide leadership in addressing climate change.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
FPC strives to speak to the larger challenges of our time. We do not shy away from asking hard questions about the Church’s role in addressing systemic injustice. We seek to be a leader in forging relationships to find unity and build power to address complex problems. We welcome differences of opinion and benefit from being challenged in our understanding of the scripture.
We are called to:
Engage members and friends to confront issues of poverty and race in Annapolis. FPC helped establish a new IAF organization called ACT. ACT consists of faith and charitable organizations advocating for human rights and social justice in our county, e.g., affordable housing and gun violence.
Build relationships and partner with Christians around the world. In 2018, FPC entered a partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Caibarien, Cuba. We covenant to pray for, learn from, share our faith with, and visit one another. In addition, as the Latinx population in our county has quickly grown, FPC is home on Sunday mornings to the New Worshipping Community, Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad.
Connect members and friends of FPC of all ages in relationships that enrich friendship and faith. FPC has identified the need to develop small groups to connect both new and established members to one another and opportunities to be involved.
Nurture the Spirit beyond Sunday morning. We hope to grow our current spiritual formation, music, art offerings, and look to expand worship outside of Sunday morning.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
FPC’s new Head of Staff will be a dynamic, inspiring and unflappable leader who continues our vision to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. Drawing on vibrant faith, the Head of Staff will oversee daily congregational needs and diverse outreach missions with unquestionable integrity. The Head of Staff will be an articulate and compassionate communicator who respects and collaborates with staff and elders. In working to grow and enhance our spiritual life and mission goals, the Head of Staff will be an innovative thinker who embraces current technologically. Acknowledging that the role and importance of churches in the 21st century is ever changing, the Head of Staff will be socially aware, financially savvy, able to fundraise, and effectively represent FPC’s missions and programs to congregants and the community at large. Using all available creative solutions, the Head of Staff will motivate staff, congregants, and regular participants to successfully carry out FPC’s needs and missions while working to make what we do essential, viable, and meaningful.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
We seek a pastor who possesses a deep sense of call to parish ministry, has a rich spiritual life, and vibrant faith. The pastor should be an outstanding and inspirational preacher and teacher, being well educated in reformed theology and scripture, and wise to current cultural and economic conditions. Having effective leadership skills, the pastor is a collaborative leader, creating a positive environment, enabling staff to work together while succeeding at their individual responsibilities. The pastor is organizationally astute and knows how to get things done. The pastor can see the big picture and work with the congregation to turn possibilities and ideas into concrete realities. The pastor also adapts to situations and looks for new approaches when things don’t turn out as planned. The pastor is well versed in the areas of technology and fundraising.
We seek a pastor who is self-confident, compassionate, and serves with humility. This person thrives on preparing and delivering intellectually and spiritually challenging sermons, and also finds joy in visiting the sick, talking to the youth, and helping out during Winter Relief for the homeless. The pastor is comfortable in their own skin and enjoys building relationships within the church, as well as with people of different cultures and faiths.
We seek a pastor with a sense of humor, who takes their faith seriously, them self less seriously, and can’t wait to make Annapolis home!
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The Pastor will serve as Head of Staff and provide leadership of a staff that includes a(n) Associate Pastor, Director of Music/Organist, Director of Family Ministry, Facilities Manager, Business Manager, and other support/program staff. The Head of Staff will establish and maintain an effective environment that assists staff to work together in a supportive and caring way. This teaching elder will coordinate all worship services in collaboration with the Associate Pastor, Interns, and guests, and will provide a clear and consistent theological foundation that both challenges and inspires. In conjunction with the Associate Pastor and deacons, pastoral care will be of paramount importance. Strong stewardship will help guide the future and the Pastor will lead in raising funds, managing campus resources, and fostering congregational time and talent.
Other specific tasks may include:
• Coordinate a comprehensive plan of communication effectively utilizing current technology
• Lead stewardship and capital campaigns
• Oversee staff committee and their work
• Provide clear guidance and support for church committees
• Lead weekly staff meetings
• Moderate Session and congregational meetings
• Recruit and welcome new members
• Coordinate with the Mission Committee’s local, regional, national, and international ministries
• Maintain ties with the Presbytery of Baltimore and the General Assembly
• Lead annual officers’ workshop (elders, deacons, trustees)
Optional Links
FPC website

FPC Choir performance

FPC Campus Pilgrimage

The Center (of Baltimore)

Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter

STAIR Annapolis (Start the Adventure in Reading)

Czech ETTC partnership

Haiti CODEP partnership

Connect Rwanda
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $86,624   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Taylor
5400 Loch Raven Blvd Suite 3, Baltimore MD 21239
410-433-2012 ext 107
General Presbyter, Baltimore Presbytery
Rev. Timothy Stern
8424 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton MD 21113
(ch) 410-674-6400
Local Pastor, Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Susan DeWyngaert
611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park MD 21146
Local Pastor, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   11/25/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (410) 433-2012 Office Phone  (410) 433-2012
Fax  (410) 433-2066 Email
COM:   Bill Daniel Address  163 Boone Trail, Severna Park, MD 21146
Daytime Phone  410-975-5418 Office Phone  410-570-8500
Fax  Email
PNC:  Helen Krone Address  202 West Lake Dr Annapolis MD 21403
Daytime Phone  443-534-9034 Office Phone  443-534-9034
Fax  Email