Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 74139.AA2

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 74139
Ministry Name Westminster Foundation of WV
Mailing Address 293 Willey Street
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone 304-292-4061
Fax 304-291-3214
WWW Address
Ministry Size N/A
Ethnic Composition Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 5%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 4%
White 80%
Other 9%
Average Worship Attendance 0
Church School Attendance 0
Yoked Church False
Community Type College
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Information about the position

Position:   Campus Ministry
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Campus Minister/Director Harless Center (Programmi
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Certified Christian Educator
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

The mission of the Westminster Foundation of West Virginia is to:

  1. Provide or support faith communities for college and university students on or near campuses in West Virginia;
  2. Help congregations fulfill their baptismal covenant with college and university students;
  3. Give witness on campuses to the Christian faith grounded in the Reformed tradition, while respecting and building ecumenical and interfaith relationships.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

The Westminster Foundation of West Virginia is a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in the Campus Ministry Center (CMC) in Morgantown, WV that:

  • supports Presbyterian and reformed campus ministries at public colleges and universities throughout the state of West Virginia; and
  • directly employs two campus pastors serving West Virginia University (Morgantown) and Marshall University (Huntington).

The WVU campus minister will oversee Presbyterian campus ministry, including the WVU Presbyterian Student Fellowship (PSF) which is a UKirk campus ministry that seeks to build a community which enables students to deepen their faith as lifelong followers of Christ. PSF offers regular programming that provides opportunities for fellowship and witnesses to God’s inescapable grace and unconditional love for all. In addition to the Campus Ministry Center, PSF provides programming for the Harless Center. at Central Place.

Ultimately, the WVU Presbyterian Student Fellowship intends to offer a progressive Christian message rooted in the traditions of the PC(USA) to any student—inclusive of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, denominational, or religious background.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

As a campus ministry, it is important to recognize that the needs of a college student body will continue to evolve as the student body changes. For this reason, PSF should be able to adapt and respond to these changing needs. Recognizing the broader context of West Virginia, it is likely that a pastoral response will be needed concerning issues of food scarcity and substance abuse disorder. However, it is likely that students will confront a variety of pastoral care concerns. A qualified candidate will be able to respond pastorally to these matters, and build programming accordingly, including networking with community and faith-based resources. Specific additional outreach goals will include seeking ways to market the ministry to the larger campus, engage students with the community in expanded mission efforts, and identify ways to engage international students.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The primary goal of the campus minister will be to build and maintain relationships with students, the university, and local congregations. Student engagement is accomplished through weekly programming, both at the Campus Ministry Center (CMC) and Harless Center.

Currently, PSF meets weekly on Wednesday evenings in the CMC for dinner, fellowship, and worship. Dinner is offered weekly on Sundays at the Harless Center. The Faith and Life Speaker Series is a Lilly funded program that brings presenters to lead discussions on various issues of faith.

PSF maintains a relationship with First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown. PSF students lead Sunday worship annually. Students regularly offer Sunday School leadership and cook meals as part of the church’s Sunday “Pancake Breakfast” program several times a semester.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

In addition to the Leadership Competencies indicated below, a qualified candidate will be both outgoing and approachable. Campus ministry is inherently transitional. As a result, we are seeking someone who will engage and recruit students that are in a variety of life stages—not only incoming students. Pastoral care also plays a big role in campus ministry. And so, we hope that our campus minister will be supportive to students with a variety of pastoral needs.

The campus minister will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Campus Ministry Center. In order to accomplish this task, a qualified candidate will need strong administrative skills. Responsibilities will include overseeing CMC staff and interns, assisting the Board in donor development and fundraising, and on-campus marketing.

  1. qualified candidate is either ordained or certified ready to receive a call in the PC(USA). A Ph. D is preferred, but not required.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Oversees the facilities, maintenance, scheduling, programming, interns/staff, budgeting, and assists the Board with fundraising and marketing for the Campus Ministry Center.

Leads the Presbyterian Student Fellowship group and maintains a relationship with First Presbyterian Church Morgantown and other local Presbyterian congregations on behalf of the campus ministry.

Develops and maintains a relationship with WVU through student/faculty/staff engagement, serving on committees when asked, and is available for general pastoral care within these communities.

Coordinates events for students with First Presbyterian Morgantown, reaches out to congregations to solicit names of WVU students, prepares annual reports to Synod, Presbytery, Westminster Foundation of WV, and funding organizations.

Oversees implementation of Lilly Endowment Grant and Sustainability grant, which includes retreats, Faith and Life speakers, internships, and ministry teams.

Takes advantage of continuing education and networking with colleagues in campus higher education ministries, including colleagues in ministry in WV, Presbytery clergy peer group, and the PSF-Ukirk Board. Partnering with the Marshall campus minister colleague for curriculum development and other ministry opportunities would be ideal and preferred.

As Executive Director of Harless Center, this person will coordinate weekly programming and make reports to the Harless Center Board, which oversees the Harless Center at Central Place.

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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Task Manager
Funds Developer
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $48,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
John Bolt
335 Fountain View, Morgantown, WV 26505
Former Board Member
Rev. Karen Kinney
422 Charles St, Glenville
Westminster Foundation Board Member
Morgan Neccuzi
1335 Stewartstown Road I-1, Morgantown, WV 26508
Former Intern
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   1/13/2020

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Edward J. Thompson Address  520 Second Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303
Daytime Phone  304-744-7636 Office Phone  304-744-7634
Fax  304-744-7649 Email
PNC:  Tina Vial Address  100 Campus Dr. Elkins West Virginia 26241
Daytime Phone  304-997-4284 Office Phone 
Fax  Email