Position Location Date Posted
Assistant Minister (part-time or Intern)
First Covenant Church, Willoughby Hills, OH
January 8, 2018
Assistant Minister (part-time or Intern)
First Covenant Church, Willoughby Hills, OH

First is an Evangelical Covenant Church (www.covchurch.org) located in an eastern suburb of Cleveland, 1 mile west of the intersections of Rt. 6 and 91, near the Interstate 271/90 junction.

(Willoughby Hills or Bishop Road Exits) 

Summary:  The Church views itself at a turning point of opportunity in both motivation and resources to expand its ministry effectiveness, as imaginative outreach and internal programming are further developed.  It is viewed that a key aspect of this additional effort will be a person in ministerial training to assist Pastor, Church staff and volunteers in developing effective growth strategems and actions: Responsibility emphases to be on youth program development, Children’s Education, assisting with Sunday worship or education programs, and other duties as needed.  The intern works directly under Pastoral supervision and guidance, maintaining a schedule of involvement appropriate to current academic program and availability.  Salary needs negotiated according to those same factors, generally expected to be in the $500-$900/month range.  Intern period 3-6 months. 

The Church is small, mostly an older congregation, with a few younger families and youth.  It is very much in touch with the local civic community, and maintains a strong music ministry (drawn from the Cleveland Institute of Music) in the form of weekly worship support, and annually 2-3 concerts for the local community.  Worship style is primarily traditional.


To Apply:  Coordinate as necessary with Academic Advisors and contact the Pastor, Rev. Bill Nyerges, for initial interview and sharing of resume.  Inquiries received by February 1 given first consideration; candidates at Freshman/Sophomore level encouraged but all levels may apply.  

Pastor:  Rev. William E. Nyerges, M.Div., M.Ed.; Email:  whcovenant@att.net  Pastor’s Cell Phone:  440-567-2354

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Susan Icenhour sicenhou@ashland.edu 419-289-5023