Director of Congregational Development - Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church


The Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church is currently recruiting for Director of Congregational Development.

 Please see attached job posting for more details.

 The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, February 25, 2022.

 GCFA is working with the Wisconsin Conference to recruit for this position.  If you know of someone who might be interested, please have them email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email at

 If you have any questions about the open position, please contact Tarji Beatty, HR Generalist at 615-369-2313.

 The Wisconsin Conference is an equal opportunity employer.

Primary Roles:

  • Support and facilitate the District Strategy Teams (DST) and New Ministries Strategy Board (N-MSB) in ongoing process of assessing churches ready for launching new faith communities, locations ready for new ministry, and possible new cooperative-shared ministry development. Provide research and support in ongoing strategic planning and development efforts.
  • Oversee recruiting and training for New Ministries Pastors and emerging leaders, including Laity with passion for starting new ministries.
  • Provide oversight, direction, and leadership of the Institute of Congregational Development for the Conference (ICD).
  • Supervise part-time Coordinator of ICD, and the missionary of GBGM with the role of the implementation of the Hispanic/Latino Pentecost Emergence Strategy.


  • Master of Divinity is required.
  • Ordained clergy with a minimum of three years’ experience is in new church planting and leadership development is strongly preferred.
  • Education in Planting New Ministries through PATH 1 methodology for Church Planting is strongly preferred.
  • Graduate from the Institute of Congregational Development (ICD) is preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Proven experience working with budgets and in an administrative setting.
  • Previous experience in non-profit management is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience in working with Multicultural Ministries.
  • Must be able to relate well with people of different ethnic background and cultures. 
  •  Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of general management principles and organizational policies and procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of computer-based networks and Microsoft Office products is required.
  • Deep knowledge of, and commitment to, The United Methodist Church and how it functions at the local church, district, conference, and general church levels is required. 
  • Support for the vision, mission, and core values of the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • Ability to exercise an executive level of judgment in accomplishing assigned tasks with emotional maturity and stability, within the parameters of established policy and procedures, and in regular communication with the Bishop, fellow staff and related volunteers and employees.

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