Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 72555.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 72555
Ministry Name Presbytery of Sacramento
Mailing Address 9983 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95827-1405
Phone 800-292-4700
Fax (916) 414-2087
WWW Address
Ministry Size N/A
Ethnic Composition Asian 5%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 90%
Other 2%
Average Worship Attendance 0
Church School Attendance 0
Yoked Church False
Community Type N/A
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Information about the position

Position:   General Presbyter/Executive Presbyter/Presbytery Leader
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Transitional Presbyter
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Interim Executive Presbyter Training, Interim Ministry Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Beloved by God, redeemed by Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Presbytery of Sacramento is called to:

-Build bridges and connect deeply with each other as we worship and serve together in the name of Christ;

-Nurture mature leaders and healthy congregations to proclaim the Gospel to all people;

-Entrust ourselves and each other to the goodness and sovereignty of God as we live into the hope of God’s realm

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

The Sacramento Presbytery seeks to help develop healthy congregations and to build bridges among congregations and people. This vision is being lived out in the way the Presbytery responds to churches and communities that are experiencing challenges both to the integrity and solidarity of their local communities and their worshipping communities. Some churches in the presbytery continue to see a decline in church membership, and the presbytery has sponsored conversations and study initiatives about the changing nature of worship in the modern era. The idea is that presbytery will promote and foster innovative ways that congregations can demonstrate their witness to Christ within individual congregations and through collaborative efforts with other congregations.

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

Given the large geographical area, the racial and cultural diversity in the bounds of the Sacramento Presbytery, communication with congregations is key to establishing trust and transparency. This allows both church and presbytery leaders to have a clear picture of the issues, challenges, and successes relative to the health of the congregations in the Sacramento Presbytery and the congregations in the denomination as a whole. Communicating the sense of connectionalism will ensure inclusion of all congregations, especially for congregations of people of color and those situated along the fringes of Sacramento Presbytery’s boundaries who may feel isolated and unsupported. There should also be an appreciation of the differences among congregations in order to support the individuality of each congregation within the unity of our common vision. In addition, conversations are underway regarding the opportunity to create a new presbytery formed of the Sacramento Presbytery and some or all of the Stockton Presbytery in order to more faithfully serve God’s people in the Central Valley.

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

The presbyter will need to articulate the vision and mission goals of the Sacramento Presbytery to its church leaders and congregations in a way that is relevant in our rapidly changing times and meaningful in our increasingly diverse community. This person will need to engage with Presbytery Council, Ministries and Committees as well as with congregations to shine the light on a common vision for the future direction of the Presbytery. The Presbyter will also serve as a sounding board for innovative ideas and adaptive change and as a fulcrum around which buy-in to the presbytery’s mission can be leveraged.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The position of Transitional Presbyter in the Sacramento Presbytery calls for a culturally proficient, strategic and visionary person who is an effective communicator. This person should be spiritually and personally mature, resilient and flexible, with the ability to set appropriate boundaries. This person should listen insightfully with compassionate ears, mind, and heart. Their skill set should include bridge building, administration, effective leadership to presbytery committees, and coaching for pastors and congregations.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Primary functions of the position are listed below. See job description for elaborated list

of tasks.

  • Lifting Presbytery beyond structure to become a visionary beacon illuminating the path for individual congregations toward unity in mission.
  • Serving as a staff resource and mentor to the leaders and congregations of the Presbytery and interacting with, motivating, counseling, and reinforcing the Council committees and other elements of Presbytery.
  • Managing and supervising the Presbytery staff.
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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Change Agent
Culturally Proficient
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $84,800   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Bob Schultz
4025 Frontera Dr. Davis, CA 95618-6707
Past Chair, Sacramento Presbytery Council
Rev. Robert Watkins
1600 W. Mallard Creek Church
Past General Presbyter
Anna Perrine
2120 Shielah Way Sacramento, CA 95822
Ruling Elder, Representative to Synod
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   2/25/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

PNC:  Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke Address  11430 Forty Niner Circle, Gold River, CA 95670
Daytime Phone  (916)947-1102 Office Phone 
Fax  Email