Driftless Ministries
Job Type
Senior/Lead Pastor
De Soto, WI
Salary Details
Pay commemorate with education and experience. Health, dental, vision, life insurance. Parsonage.
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Driftless Ministries is a group of sister churches, consisting New Hope Methodist Church, Retreat Methodist Church, and Liberty Pole Methodist church, committed to serving God and loving our neighbors.

Job Description


Driftless Ministries is a group of sister churches, consisting New Hope Methodist Church, Retreat Methodist Church, and Liberty Pole Methodist church, committed to serving God and loving our neighbors. We seek a dedicated, and passionate pastor to join us and lead our congregations in a renewed vision for reaching our community and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep commitment to the ministry.

Key Responsibilities:

·     Provide the congregation with spiritual leadership and pastoral care, fostering a culture of faith, love, and service.

·     Develop and deliver engaging, biblically-based sermons during worship services and on special occasions and events.

·     Plan and lead services, collaborating with the worship committee and ensuring that services are meaningful and spiritually enriching.

·     Provide pastoral care for congregation members, including visiting the sick, counseling those in need, and offering support during times of crisis.

·     Facilitate and encourage spiritual growth and discipleship by developing and implementing small group ministries, Bible studies, and other educational programs.

·     Work with church leadership to establish and execute a vision and strategic plan for the churches' growth and leadership development.

·     Engage and build relationships within the local community, participating in outreach and mission activities and being present during community events, and local school activities in our two school districts.

·     Work with church boards to oversee the administration and management of church operations, including budgeting, financial planning, and shared ministry opportunities.

·     Perform other pastoral duties, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, and dedications, as required.



·     A deep commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

·     A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·     Ordination and good standing within a recognized Christian denomination or a willingness to seek ordination within six months.

·     A deep understanding of and commitment to the Bible, Christian theology, and the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition.

·     Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to connect with people from infants to our most senior adults and adapt to various ministry contexts.

·     Strong leadership skills with a passion for empowering others and fostering a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

·     Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, organize events, and work effectively under pressure.

·     A desire to live and minister in rural southwest Wisconsin.

·     A heart for pastoral care and the ability to provide compassionate and empathetic support to congregation members in times of need.

·     An ideal candidate will have at least three years of pastoral experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of effective leadership, ministry development, and community outreach.



Job Type: Full-time


Full Compensation, including benefits and parsonage: $50,000 – $100,000 per year



Dental Insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance

Retirement plan

Vision insurance

Organization Description

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Contact Us:

Please send a resume, and cover letter to:

Pastoral Selection Team

E2290 State Hwy 82

De Soto, WI 54624


Please include links to any online sermons for review by the committee. All applicants must submit to applicable background checks.

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