New Hope seeks to hire an “Associate/Senior Pastor” to work with Pastor Jon Ulm during a one-year period with the goal of smoothly transitioning into the Senior Pastor role. Jon has been our Senior Pastor for 32 years and has decided he is now ready to retire from full-time ministry. He and his wife have committed to graciously support the new pastor in any way they can during this transition period while they continue to worship and serve the Lord with their New Hope family.
Duties as the Associate Pastor (for the first year) would include preaching at least monthly and gradually increasing frequency until assuming full responsibility for all preaching, assisting our Youth and Children’s Ministry leaders, participating in and leading Bible studies, and assisting in congregation-wide events and outreach. A willingness to take occasional trips to our mission points would be preferred but not required. The ability to provide website support and help with our live weekly broadcasts and other online services would be welcomed.
Upon transitioning into the Senior Pastor role, your main focus will be edifying, exhorting, and equipping our members weekly by preaching a solid Bible-based message inspired by the Holy Spirit. Attendance at monthly meetings with elders and deacons to influence and guide us in reaching our daily, monthly, and annual goals will be expected.