Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09911.AB1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09911
Ministry Name Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 142 Crescent Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Phone (502) 893-5381
Fax N/A
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 4%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 8%
White 87%
Average Worship Attendance 110
Church School Attendance 40
Curriculum Growing in Grace and Gratitude
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:   N/A
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:   N/A
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Dependent on God’s love and grace made known through Jesus Christ, Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church is a worshiping community called to live out that love and grace with one another and the world.

CHPC is a joyful, engaged, multigenerational community of Christian faith that has enjoyed long and fruitful pastorates. Located in Louisville, KY, we seek a full-time pastor to build on our strengths and lead us in new directions as we:

  • deepen our connections with God and each other through worship, study, and spiritual practices
  • deepen our connections with each other in the congregation through mutual care, support, and intimacy
  • deepen our commitment to racial justice, cross-cultural connections, and earth care
  • deepen our commitment to stewardship of our lives and resources

For more information about CHPC, please visit our website

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Relying on God’s love and grace made known through Jesus Christ, CHPC is a worshiping community called to live out that love and grace with one another and the world. We aim to be partners with Christ as an open, growing, faith-filled community, developing authentic relationships and cultivating a passion for justice and mission. We desire to be an inclusive church, welcoming all people, regardless of race, nationality, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, or previous condition of life. We encourage all members, including children and youth, to recognize their own talents and to find their part in our mission. Likewise, we value lifelong learning for our pastor and provide opportunities for spiritual and professional growth and development.  What does this look like? (All of the following are important to us, so the list is in alphabetical order.)

  • care for sick and homebound members
  • developing older adult ministries
  • earth care initiatives
  • intentional inclusion of people with varying physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities
  • intergenerational community and activities
  • mission on local, regional, national, and international levels
  • potlucks, picnics, and other forms of fellowship
  • pray-ground for children in worship
  • Sunday School classes and study groups for all ages
  • support for youth and young families
  • vibrant worship with a strong music program
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

There are many ways we are connected to the community; the following is a list of some of these ways. (All of the following are important to us, so the list is in alphabetical order.)

  • connections and proximity to Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (1.9 miles) and the PC(USA) national offices (4.3 miles)
  • English Language Learners program
  • participation in community events addressing hunger, homelessness, racism, and LGBTQ+ issues
  • participation in local ecumenical and denominational ministries
  • refugee and immigrant sponsorship and support
  • summer garden camp open to children from throughout the city
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are looking for a pastor who will inspire, lead, teach, encourage, and walk with us as we celebrate and live out God’s love and grace for one another and the world. We need someone to help us discern our gifts and calling as individuals and as a congregation and to empower our discipleship. We seek someone who knows how and when to delegate. We desire a pastor who will build relationships of trust and cooperation both inside and outside of our congregation. We seek someone comfortable shepherding and providing spiritual support for theological professionals who make up approximately 18 percent of the congregation. We seek an individual who can prompt and challenge us towards risks in ministry while honoring some of our treasured customs and traditions.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

The Leadership Competencies we selected reflect well the characteristics we seek in a new pastor (All of the following are important to us, so the list is in alphabetical order.):

  • someone who is approachable, compassionate, and who displays spiritual maturity
  • someone who knows how to foster collaboration and motivate broad congregational participation
  • someone who possesses a genuine interest in and affinity for youth work as well as embracing and supporting older adult ministries
  • someone who recognizes personal strengths and limitations and practices self-care
  • someone who welcomes and is energized by cultural and theological diversity
  • someone who will make planning and leading Sunday morning worship a priority
  • someone with a clear theology of financial stewardship who is willing to regularly discuss money
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Pastors have a number of responsibilities as detailed in the scriptures and in the PC(USA) constitution. Below are some assignments particularly important to us. (All of the following are important to us, so the list is in alphabetical order.)

  • collaboration with the Director of Music, Administrative Assistant, and Faith Formation staff, and Parish Associates (if any)
  • collaboration with the work of the deacons
  • mentor seminary interns
  • oversight, with the session, of church councils (Nurture, Outreach, Stewardship, and Worship)
  • oversight, with the session, of education and spiritual development ministries
  • pastoral care
  • thoughtful sermons that enhance the spiritual development of the congregation
  • work with the Generosity Team to encourage members to share their gifts
  • worship preparation and leadership
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Culturally Proficient
Funds Developer
Interpersonal Engagement
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $50,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Tim and Elisabeth McNinch
3142 Bromley Rowe; Duluth, GA 30096
Elisabeth: 269-903-1677
Members who have moved away; Tim: 269-547-9328
Rev. Marian McClure Taylor
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church; 224 Steele St.; Frankfort, KY 40601
Member while in seminary; colleague in ministry
Rev. Ann Deibert
Central Presbyterian Church; 318 W. Kentucky St.; Louisville, KY 40203
Colleague in ministry
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   12/14/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   JOHN ODOM Address  1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205-1798
Daytime Phone  (502) 235-7232 Office Phone  (502) 896-8159
Fax  Email
PNC:  Dave Bush Address  142 Crescent Ave.; Louisville, KY 40206
Daytime Phone  502-741-4055 Office Phone  N/A
Fax  N/A Email