John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 50 Ward Hill Road, Henrietta, NY 14467



The church is seeking applicants for a part-time position (50%) (approximately 20-23 hours per week for a term of one year, renewable annually—with a preferred starting date of January 1, 2024. John Calvin is a small church of 35 active members with an average weekly attendance of 20-25 and a “More Light” designation. Our church members are dedicated to our mission work and donations to mission are a regular part of our giving. We have a small but dedicated choir with a music director and piano accompanist/organist. Our congregation is comprised mainly of an older population. but have a very active laity involved in dedicated committee work and church leadership.Our previous recently retired pastor was contracted for 16 hours, so we are looking to increase involvement in terms of pastoral care and other areas in addition to the Sunday worship leadership, Session moderation and serving of communion. We are also flexible and open to the creation of other possibilities within the job, such as an increased use of technology, Bible Study and a willingness to be involved in Presbytery and the community.  No children regularly attend our services.


The Rush Nursery School rents space in our church for their nursery school and pre-K program during the school year and uses the church for a three-day program for six weeks during the summer. They are an independent entity, not affiliated with the church, but share the space respectfully and we work well together to keep the building and grounds maintained.


The John Calvin Presbyterian Mission Statement

We, the followers of Jesus, strive to share the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness offered to all.

We reach out to God through worship, music, praise, prayer, and study.  We reach out to one another by sharing fellowship and sharing in time of challenge and joy.

We reach out to our community and around the world by participating in local and global ministries that feed the hungry, encourage the downtrodden and comfort and provide for those in need.

In Faith, we follow Christ’s redeeming ministry.

In Love led by the Spirit, we help and serve those in need.

With Hope for the coming Kingdom of God, we are blessed by God to be a blessing to others.


John Calvin is seeking a part time pastor or commissioned lay pastor who will:

  • Lead Sunday worship services and provide meaningful Sunday sermons, with the possibility of one Sunday off per month
  • Moderate Session meetings
  • Serve Communion once a month
  • Be welcoming, flexible and open minded



The offered salary will honor the minimum Presbytery Terms of call for a 50% position. The pastor will negotiate terms of call annually with the church’s Personnel Committee. This will also include an annual Personnel Review.


Contact: Ellen Best, Clerk (585) 233-8278

                Rev. Dr. Stephanie Sauve, Session Moderator

                Mary Cunningham, Church Secretary


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