Interim Executive Pastor – Rochester, Minnesota

Interim Executive Pastor – Rochester, Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking an interim executive pastor. The main responsibility of this pastor will be to effectively lead the church staff as they implement the church’s strategic vision, helping us to flourish before and during our upcoming senior pastor transition.

Job Description

About Us

Autumn Ridge is a thriving non-denominational evangelical church with a weekend service attendance of about 1,900, located in Rochester, Minnesota. John Steer, our remarkable senior pastor, is nearing the end of his long tenure at our church; we expect to enter a senior pastor transition in the next twelve months.   Our executive pastor recently resigned, and we are looking for an interim executive pastor who could serve through our upcoming senior pastor transition, likely for 18 to 24 months.

Position Purpose

As our interim executive pastor, your main responsibility will be to effectively lead the church staff as they implement the church’s strategic vision, helping us to flourish before and during the senior pastor transition. We are focused on impacting our community and region for Christ and His kingdom by equipping our congregation to be disciples where they live, work and play.


  1. Personal Christian faith with a meaningful devotional life.
  2. In agreement with the Autumn Ridge Church Statement of Faith.
  3. Has experience leading and developing pastoral teams.
  4. Experience as an executive pastor in a large (>1,500 person) church is preferred.
  5. Graduate degree in ministry and/or organizational leadership or similar field.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to the Elder Board. Partners with the Senior Pastor. Primarily leads the pastoral team (9 individuals), who in turn lead their own ministry staffs, but also directly interacts with all staff as needed.

Functional Responsibilities

Staff Leadership: Effectively lead the church staff, promoting organizational health and unity, helping each staff member to achieve their potential and work together to implement the church’s strategic vision.

Operations and Administration: Oversee the administrative and financial operations of the church. We utilize an outside Human Resources firm for HR administration, and one of our current pastors will continue to be primarily responsible for the day-to-day financial operations.

Pastoral Care and Preaching: Supervise the administration of pastoral care by church staff. Preaching and leadership in church services is optional.


This is a full-time exempt position. Active participation in the life of the church is required. Benefits include health insurance and a defined contribution retirement plan with an employer match. Vacation and salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply

For more information or to apply, please contact Mark Topazian at [email protected]

2018-04-25T12:13:39+00:00 By |Open Positions|

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