Church of the Brethren Seeks New General Secretary

Church of the Brethren
1451 Dundee Avenue – Elgin, IL 60120

Position Posting

General Secretary
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren is seeking a full time executive to serve as General Secretary. This individual will help cast a vision of church vitality and will guide, develop and oversee executive level staff in key areas, including Congregational Life, Global Mission and Service, Ministry and Human Resources, Donor Relations, Publishing and Communications. The Church of the Brethren General Offices is located in Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

The General Secretary will lead from a strategic plan to support and advance local, national, and international ministries. These responsibilities include maintaining and nurturing partnerships with institutions and agencies of the Church of the Brethren and coordinating ecumenical relationships.

The ideal candidate will model spiritual depth, maturity, and servant leadership. The candidate will show the ability to communicate and implement a vision, structure and lead a complex organization, view challenges as opportunities for organizational growth, and integrate fiscal responsibility with fulfillment of the organizational mission. Ability to listen to and speak with diverse constituencies and to seek wholeness and restoration in all relationships are also key gifts needed for the position.

Minimum candidate requirements are: a Christian committed to the Church of the Brethren faith tradition, a Bachelor’s degree with advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred, and significant experience in working with a board of directors. Ordination is not required for this position.

Individuals interested in exploring the call to this position should direct inquiries to:
Connie Burk Davis, Search Committee Chair at

Application deadline is December 15, 2015.