Pleasant Plain Friends Church

Job Description:

  • Pastor of Pleasant Plain Friends Church, Pleasant Plain, Iowa
  • We are the second oldest Friends Church west of the Mississippi
  • We are in a rural community and currently have a small, dedicated congregation

Necessary Skills/Characteristics:

  • Believer with proven Christian character, integrity, honesty, and humility
  • Exhibits a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and has interpersonal skills to build rapport and positive relationships
  • Demonstrates the highest levels of compassion, with ability to support people during periods of grief or end of life
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and listening skills
  • Appreciates and values diversity
  • Reacts calmly under stressful situations
  • Capacity to preach effectively to different age groups

Nice to Have:

  • Degree in theology, religion, education, or related field
  • Licensed/ordained minister or Chaplain
  • Member of the United Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to provide remote spiritual care via digital platforms
  • Successful experience working with children and families
  • Sense of humor

Will be Expected to:

  • Joyfully support the church and community with time and talents
  • Contact and communicate directly with church members on a regular basis to assess needs and provide spiritual/emotional support. This would include home visits, hospital, and nursing home visits
  • Continue in your own personal spiritual growth and improvement of ministry and leadership skills
  • Extend reach into the community to grow ministry and help rebuild the church
  • Participate in Iowa Yearly Meeting and Quarterly Meeting activities
  • Oversee worship services and small group formation/spiritual growth classes


  • Salary negotiable – could be part-time or full-time
  • If church membership/support grows under your leadership, your salary will reflect those efforts
  • Parsonage with utilities paid: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath on main floor; additional bedroom or bonus room upstairs; non-traditional bathroom in basement

How to Apply:

  • Send resume, cover letter, and three references to

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