Minister at St John's United Church of Christ (Sheldon, NY)

St. John's United Church of Christ is a small but active country church located in the scenic Town of Sheldon, NY, just 35 minutes southeast of Buffalo.

We are seeking to grow our congregation with the right leadership that shares  our vision of the future potential of our church. Everyone is welcomed into our church with a friendly and family like environment. We have a range of ages from infants to seniors. We would like to grow our children and teen population.

Our 176 year old church has a reputation for community service, fellowship,  and support of other local ministries.

We are looking for a minister that would enjoy being part of our family. If you are interested in more information about our church, please contact Sandy Buergel at 716-238-5177.

For Seminary Graduates: US Navy Chaplain Corps Active Duty (Full Time) and Reserve (Part Time)

In a world growing more and more secular, the military should not be left behind as a place where personnel can find religious faith. The US Navy Chaplain Corps is an opportunity to provide religious guidance to people who come from different backgrounds in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  This position is an opportunity to aid people, who are away from their support network (family and friends) and need a link between themselves and god.

Requirements:

  • Earned a master’s degree of Theological Studies or related degree
  • Ecclesiastical Certification: Must be able to receive an ecclesiastical approval by a religious faith group able to certify religious ministry professionals.
  • US Citizen
  • Over 21 years old but less than 39

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to provide guidance to young men and women of religious diversity and culture.
  • Full time (Active Duty) and part time (Reserve Duty) positions available
  • Comprehensive medical/dental insurance
  • Worldwide travel
  • $50,000-65,000 starting out 30 days of vacation with pay each year

If interested in more information about the US Navy Chaplain Direct Assessment process, contact:

Jonathan Ostanek, Lieutenant                                                                                                 US Navy Officer Representative Rochester, NY
Cell: 585-369-4522
Email: jonathan.ostanek1@navy.mil

For Current Seminary Students: US Navy Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (CCPO)  

The US Navy CCPO Program is an excellent opportunity for seminary students to train to be a US Navy Chaplain. While in the program, students are Chaplain Candidates in the US Navy Individual Ready Reserve.  Upon completion of the program, the Chaplain Candidate has the opportunity to become a full-fledged Chaplain in the US Navy. Serving in the Chaplain Corps is a rewarding opportunity to provide religious support for the large group of diverse men and women defending our country.

During the program, you would attend the Direct Commission Officer Instruction Course which provides training on uniform wearing, customs/courtesies, and saluting. Additionally, you would also attend a Chaplain Leadership Course and be eligible for other training to see the real responsibilities of a US Navy Chaplain.

Minimum Requirements for the program:

  • Enrolled in a master’s program of Theological Studies or related studies as a full time student
  • Ecclesiastical Certification: Must receive an ecclesiastical approval by a religious faith group able to certify religious ministry professionals.
  • US Citizen
  • Over 21 years old but less than 39
  • Can apply anytime during M-Div Degree, as long as one year or more remaining of school

Benefits:                                                                                                                                  

  • Get exposed to the Navy Chaplain Corps without committing years of service on Active Duty
  • Heighten your chances of being selected as an Active Duty Chaplain or Reserve Chaplain (part time) in the US Navy upon completion of school by networking and enhancing your resume through experience.
  • Get the opportunity to provide guidance to young men and women of religious diversity and culture.
  • Get Active Duty Military Pay, while doing Chaplain Training in the summers between courses

If interested in more information about the US Navy CCPO, please contact:

Jonathan Ostanek, Lieutenant
US Navy Officer Representative Rochester, NY
Cell: 585-369-4522
Email: jonathan.ostanek1@navy.mil