Position Description King’s Chapel - Assistant Minister
King’s Chapel is a remarkable church that blends the best of old and new into our worship and community life.
Founded in 1686, with the oldest American pulpit still used and a liturgy that draws upon hundreds of years of Christian identity, King’s Chapel is a progressive and welcoming church in the heart of downtown Boston. We are a community of people with open minds and diverse understandings of faith, learning together the many ways God can be more real to us in our daily lives. We work to make God’s love more visible in our world, through meaningful worship, educational groups, enriching programs for children and families, and social justice outreach. King’s Chapel seeks a full-time Assistant Minister to support these efforts in collaboration with, and under the direction of our Senior Minister, the Reverend Joy Fallon. The Assistant Minister will focus especially on service to families with children and young adults, overseeing the continuing development of church school curriculum, hiring and supervising volunteer and paid church school and nursery staff, as well as outreach efforts to support the church school. In addition the Assistant Minister will support the Senior Minister through preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, especially to the young adults and families in the congregation.
The Assistant Minister will also be encouraged to assist with other areas of ministry that reflect the Assistant Minster’s skills and interests. King’s Chapel is a Christian church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). This position is open to liberal Christians ordained or eligible to be ordained in multiple traditions; for example, in the past Assistant Ministers have been ordained in the UUA or the United Church of Christ.
King's Chapel offers three services throughout the week: Morning Light, a 9 AM Sunday intergenerational service in our Little Chapel; Morning Prayer, an 11 AM Sunday traditional prayer book service in our historic sanctuary with a full choir; and a short Wednesday evening Contemplative Communion service. The Assistant Minister will have major responsibility for our Morning Light Worship Service; preach at both Morning Light and Morning Prayer once a month; and alternate responsibility for the Wednesday contemplative communion service with the Senior Minister. In addition, the Assistant Minister will regularly lead the Christian sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism and perform weddings and funerals for members of the congregation and community.
King’s Chapel is at an exciting time. In the last five years King’s Chapel has grown in membership, developed new lay leadership, and instituted two new worship services. This past year especially we have seen new young adult members and young families joining the congregation and participating in our Sunday Church School programs.
The current Assistant Minister has taken a call closer to family, and the Senior Minister now seeks a ministerial colleague with whom she, other staff, and congregational leadership can continue to build a thriving church in the heart of our city.
Pursuant to the UUA tradition, the Assistant will be a contract employee, renewable annually. The expectation is that the Assistant is in a position to make a multi-year commitment.
Compensation will be dependent upon experience; the salary range is consistent with the clergy compensation guidelines of the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association; housing in the form of a recently renovated open concept apartment located on the 5th floor of our historic Beacon Hill Parish House, accessible by elevator and overlooking the Boston Common; and competitive benefits.
Interested persons are asked to submit electronically ONLY the following: 1) a letter of interest explaining the candidate’s fit with King Chapel’s unique ministry; 2) a resume; 3) a sermon. Ideally, with a link to a video or audio file. Please submit these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will be reviewed as they are received.