Pastor Search

May 25, 2017 Update:  The receipt of any new Profiles received for the Senior and Associate Pastor positions is currently on hold as we consider final candidates.  Thank you.

First Reformed Church of Scotia seeks a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. The Senior Pastor will be primarily responsible for preaching, spiritual leadership, and staff administration. The Associate Pastor will oversee youth ministry, community involvement, and Christian education. A number of roles will be shared between the two positions.

The Profile includes a compensation section, which is given for illustrative purposes and is based upon Classis recommendations. We are not setting any minimum years of experience as hiring criteria for either Senior or Associate Pastor.

Since 1818, the First Reformed Church of Scotia has opened its doors for worship to provide a new beginning each week for those who listen for God’s word. We currently gather for worship twice each Sunday, at 8AM and 10AM. We are an active congregation with many ministries that reach beyond our own walls.

Scotia is located in the Capital District of New York State, just to the west of Albany and Schenectady. Our church is set in a picturesque location overlooking the village park and Collins Lake. Information about our church, our congregation, and our work for God’s mission is available on this website.

We are excited to open our hearts to new leaders and create new journeys along God’s path. If you are interested in leading us on our path, please review our Church Profile, which can be found below.

Application for either the Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor positions can be made by submitting an RCA Minister Profile and cover letter to Please indicate whether you are applying for the Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor position.

To view the church profile, click link below:  

Church Profile

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