Fulfill your calling through a career in ministry.
Western Theological Seminary is rooted in the historic Christian faith and seeks to be Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical in its focus. With a full time faculty of 20, it offers four degree programs: the M.Div. in both residential and distance-learning formats, an M.A., a Th.M., and a D.Min. In addition, it offers a two graduate certificate programs, a graduate program for Christian Educators, and a dual-track M.Div./MSW program, as well as continuing education initiatives.
Commitment to Diversity
Western Theological Seminary is actively pursuing diversity (understood in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and ability) in its faculty and staff. Women and members of racial-ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Open Faculty Positions
Professor and Director of the Hispanic Ministry Program (HMP)
The Professor and Director of the HMP (one position) will be a full-time, tenure track member of the faculty, active in teaching, scholarly research and writing/presenting, service to the seminary and to the Church. All faculty are expected to contribute constructively to the seminary’s Reformed theological identity and to its mission “to form women and men for faithful Christian ministry and participation in the Triune God’s ongoing redemptive work in the world.”
The Director of the HMP is responsible for strategizing, implementing, and managing the program, including administering the courses of study in cooperation with other departments and with a focus on student care. HMP programs focus on leadership in the Hispanic church context.
The professorial field/discipline is open; the rank will be assigned at a level commensurate with experience. The appointment will begin in July 2021.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Review of applicant materials begins on January 11, 2021. Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Professor and Director HMP Search Committee, Attn: Rayetta Perez, Director of Administration and Human Resources, Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13 th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3622 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Staff Positions
None at this time – please check back.
Open Student Employment Positions
Now Hiring: Student Summer Maintenance Crew
Assist in achieving the Western Theological Seminary’s mission to “form women and men for faithful Christian ministry and participation in the Triune God’s ongoing redemptive work in the world” by serving on the student summer maintenance crew.
General duties include painting, apartment and general cleaning, grounds work, indoors and outdoors.
NOTE: Download the WTS Application for Employment and save it on your computer before completing it. When complete, save it and attach it to your email. If you are a past Summer Crew member, you do not need to submit a new application.
Student Staff – Cook Library
Part-time academic year student staff positions are open in the seminary’s library. Student staff will report to Dr. Dan Flores, Director of Cook Library and Assistant Professor of Theology. A job description is available here.
$10.50/hour for new students
$11.25/hour for returning students with one year of experience in the position
To apply, complete a WTS Application for Employment. NOTE: Download the application and save it on your computer before completing it. When complete, save it and attach it to an email to email@example.com. If you have completed a WTS Application in the past, you do not need to complete another.
Applications will be received until the positions are filled.
Open Ministry Positions (submitted by churches & organizations)
Lead Pastor—Crossroads Church (RCA) in Norwalk, IA is seeking a FT Lead Pastor. Please contact the Search Team for more information. (posted 1/26/21)
Venue Pastor—The Foundry in Zeeland, MI is seeking a PT Venue Pastor. For a full description please contact the search committee. (posted 1/25/21)
Senior Pastor—Third Reformed Church in Holland, MI is seeking a FT Senior Pastor: Minister of Preaching, Leadership and Vision. Visit their website for more information. Applications taken until February 28. (posted 1/22/21)
Pastor of Communications and Discipleship—Christian Fellowship Church in New Holland, PA is seeking to fill this FT position. Please contact the church for more information. Applications will be taken until June 30. (posted 1/22/21)
Director of Worship and Visual Communications—Kelloggsville Church in Kentwood, MI is seeking to fill this FT position. This position has two main reponsibilities (Director of Worship & Director of Visual Communications). Please visit their website for description. Applications will be taken until June 30. (posted 1/22/21)
Pastor—First Reformed Church in Hull, IA is seeking a FT pastor. Church profile and position description can be found on their website. Applications taken until February 20. (posted 1/8/21)
Senior Pastor—First Reformed Church in Willmar, MN is seeking to fill this FT position. Please contact the search committee for more information. Applications taken until April 30. (posted 1/8/21)
Worship Planning Coordinator—Maranatha CRC in Holland, MI is seeking to fill this PT position (10 hours/week). Visit their website for more information. Applications taken until February 1. (posted 1/8/21)
Lead Pastor—East Valley Church (RCA) in Yakima, WA is seeking a FT Lead Pastor. Please visit their website for church profile. (posted 1/4/21)
Lead Pastor—Voyage Church (RCA) in Kalamazoo, MI is seeking a FT Lead Pastor. A full description and church profile can be found on the church’s website. (posted 1/4/21)
Director of Visual Communications—Kelloggsville Church (CRC) in Kentwood, MI is seeking a PT Director. Visit their website for more information. Applications will be taken until Jan. 31, 2021. (posted 11/11/2020)
Pastor—Ghent Reformed Church in Ghent, NY is eseking a PT Pastor (3/4 time, shared or bi-vocational pastor–consist of at least 29 hours per week). For more information please contact the church. (posted 10/21/2020)
Director of Community Relationships—Georgetown Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville, MI is seeking to fill this PT position. Visit the church’s website for job description. (posted 10/19/2020)
Assistant Pastor—Cumberland Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA is seeking a FT Assistant Pastor to pastor the English congregation at the San Francisco campus. Please contact the church for more information. Applications will be taken until December 31. (posted 9/15/2020)
Senior Pastor/Head of Staff—Central Presbyterian Church in Merced, CA is seeking to fill this FT position. See their website for more information. Applications will be taken until December 31. (posted 8/11/2020)
Lead Pastor—Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center, IA is seeking a FT Lead Pastor. Church profile and description can be found on their website. (posted 7/13/2020)
Family Life Pastor—Colts Neck Reformed Church in Colts Neck, NJ is seeking a Family Life Pastor (FT) who will lead youth and family ministries efforts including recruitment, program development, leadership and sustainability. For more information please contact the church. (posted 7/1/2020)
Pastor—Emmanuel Reformed Church in Whitby, ON is seeking a Full-time pastor for a congregation of about 65 members in an outer-tier suburb of Toronto. Contact the church for more information. (posted 6/22/2020)
Lead Pastor—East Valley Church (RCA) in Yakima, WA is seeking a Lead Pastor. Full profile is on their website. Contact the church for more information. (posted 5/26/2020)
The seminary does not discriminate in admissions, employment, and educational programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, height, weight, genetic information, and other prohibited characteristics in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
As a religious institution, the seminary reserves the right to make employment and hiring decisions on the basis of religious criteria, based on the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and various relevant statutes.
For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and complaints of discrimination, contact: