Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor, WA
Pastor of Disciple Making & Renewal
Chapel Hill United Presbyterian Church was founded under the leadership of Reverend Paul Neel with 96 charter members. In February 1965, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on a 10-acre parcel of land on Rosedale Street in Gig Harbor, WA. Dedication of the new 250-seat church building took place in November of that same year. In September of 1987, Reverend Dr. Mark James Toone began service as Chapel Hill’s 5th (and current) pastor. As the Chapel Hill congregation grew, the building followed suit including a Family Activity Center and the current 1500-seat sanctuary, Youth Center, the Gathering Place, HeBrews Coffee Shop, commercial kitchen, and administrative offices.
Chapel Hill United Presbyterian Church's mission is to work together to present everyone mature in Christ. In an effort to continue this vision, Chapel Hill is searching for a Pastor of Disciple Making & Renewal who will be responsible for assisting the pastoral team in the development of the disciple-making education and experience, as well as direct responsibility for its oversight. The successful candidate will assist in initiating this program and provide direct oversight and implementation.
This Pastor will also have direct oversight and administration of the Celebrate Recovery Ministry and the services associated with it, as well as the Counseling Department within Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church. The successful candidate will bring a greater cultural awareness to the Celebrate Recovery program and continue to build upon its recent success. He/she will organize, train, and give general oversight to the growing lay counseling team and the Marriage Mentoring program, and continue to reach and renew the hurting and broken in the community. This role will report directly to the Senior Pastor and must be an effective communicator, as he/she will be on a preaching rotation. A Masters of Divinity degree is preferred but not required for this position, and an openness to EPC ordination is preferred as well.
Due to its close access to several state and city parks, and historic waterfront that includes boutiques and fine dining, Gig Harbor has become a popular tourist destination. During off-peak traffic times, Tacoma can be reached in five minutes and Seattle in just under an hour. Gig Harbor City Park (aka Crescent Creek Park) offers a variety of activities, and is especially geared toward larger groups and families. In 2012, Smithsonian Magazine listed Gig Harbor as number five on its list of 20 Best Small Towns in America. Today, downtown Gig Harbor is a very active place for tourists with shopping, dining, and recreation on every block.