Welcome from the Search Committee

Are you ready to see your light shine bright? We are! Come shine with us!


St. John United Church of Christ in Freeport, Illinois seeks an engaging and energetic member of the ministry team to focus on faith formation and community youth outreach. The Pastor for Faith Formation will have a significant focus on faith formation ministries for all ages, and in particular ministry to youth and young families of our growing church; community outreach; and regular worship leadership and pastoral ministry. The successful candidate will be approachable and passionate about sharing the Christian message in a Progressive, open and affirming setting.


We seek a Pastor of Faith Formation who is confident, self-assured, open-minded, compassionate, caring, creative and well organized. The candidate must be willing to work collaboratively and respectfully with an involved community, with a positive attitude and sense of humor. She or he will work collaboratively with the Senior Minister and collegially with paid and volunteer staff and church leaders.


We seek candidates who are authorized for Ordained Ministry (or In Discernment towards authorization), and who feel called to work with children, youth, and their families.  The ideal person would be able to speak to diverse life experiences, and demonstrate how faith forms and leads us in our lives.


We are ready to be inspired by you, and share life’s journey with you. We invite you to find out more about St. John UCC, and where God is calling us to serve our community and the world!

Find us on Facebook – facebook.com/stjohnuccfreeport – to get a sense of who we are as a congregation.

Position Description

Please click the icon to the left for the Position Description for the Pastor for Faith Formation.


Please direct any questions about the position description or the process of Search and Call in the United Church of Christ to:

search@stjohnuccfreeport.org