Executive Pastor

Full-time position

Riverview Church is seeking a full-time Executive Pastor to serve as the chief of staff, oversee the church’s operations, and coordinate ministry efforts. This role requires a passion for helping the team thrive and getting stuff done. The right candidate will possess a pastoral heart, proven project management skills, and a flock-focused instinct to prioritize the church’s needs. Riv’s Executive Pastor will be hired as an “Executive Director” and serve in that capacity until he has completed our elder training process.



  • Growing relationship with Jesus and a clear understanding of the Gospel
  • Displays the character and qualifications of an elder as defined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Holds a high view of Scripture and completely affirms Riv’s beliefs and core values
  • Minimum five years of business management experience (pastoral experience is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent (Masters or Seminary degree is a plus)
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Proven track record in leadership development
  • Exemplary communication and listening skills (written, verbal, and non-verbal)
  • Persistent and focused
  • Experience in managing a multi-site church is a plus


Strategy Team Member

  • Work closely with the Teaching Pastor to ensure alignment of vision, mission, and direction.
  • Provide insight into the suitable timing and execution of new initiatives.
  • Create a roadmap to long-term vision and ensure it is widely understood across Riv’s ministries and staff.
  • Facilitate and monitor strategic planning, mission and vision review, and key objectives and tactics development.
  • Free the Teaching Pastor up to focus on vision, culture, and teaching.

Organizational Management

  • Refine meetings, processes, and communication structure to maximize effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Align systems, processes, and work to the strategic priorities.
  • Align staff, key volunteers, venues, and central staff with long-term vision and operational plan.
  • Ensure central, unified, and venue-specific ministries and functions are clearly understood and executed accordingly.
  • Ensure strategies and vision are well-communicated and carried out.
  • Empower and equip Venue Directors to grow venue-specific leadership and serving teams.

Chief of Staff

  • Facilitate a healthy, engaged, and missional staff culture that is sustained and growing.
  • Encourage, coach, train, and support staff and key volunteers in their respective roles.
  • Establish a work environment of high productivity, excellence, intentional rest, and Gospel focus, with critique and collaboration.
  • Visit venues and ministries as needed to ensure consistency and proper execution of goals.
  • Develop and standardize strategic communication pathways across Riv, specifically related to regular meetings.
  • Relentlessly recruit a pipeline of volunteers, team leads, and other ministry leaders.

Board of Trustees Liaison

  • Ensure board functions in line with best practices and integrity.
  • Execute the approved plan for the Board of Trustees.
  • Lead the onboarding process for potential board members, ensuring they have an understanding of Riv’s unique mission, vision, values, and culture.
  • Along with the Teaching Pastor, liaise with the Board of Trustees, Council of Elders, and Strategy Team.

Pastor at Large

  • Attend big weekend services and be available when necessary for special events.
  • Assist on large projects.
  • Invest in other staffers and attendees.
  • Participate in meetings.
  • Provide a positive contribution to overall Riv staff

If you are interested in applying for the Executive Pastor position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references (including at least one pastoral reference), to [email protected].