Kentucky Regional Minister Job Description

Job Description for the Regional Minister: CCK

REVISED: 8/20/20

The Regional Minister for the Christian Church in Kentucky:

  • Is ordained in the CC(DOC) and wholeheartedly supports its Design and its established policies and procedures, including the Search and Call process.
  • Is called to the service of the wider church and the local congregation
  • Is called to pastoral counseling and consultation with both clergy and congregations
  • Is a person of authentic faith; an innovative thinker; a visionary leader; an effective communicator; and has a pastoral presence.

The Regional Minister for the Christian Church in Kentucky is responsible for:

  • Leading the Region in casting, implementing, and evaluating the Vision and Mission of the Region
  • Interpreting the mission and ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the region
  • Providing pastoral care, counseling, and leadership to clergy and local congregations
  • Traveling to congregations (or visiting remotely) within the Region for the purpose of building relationships and fostering good communication
  • Overseeing the Search and Call process with congregations
  • Serving as head of staff, supervising the work of associate regional ministers, contract staff, and administrative staff, including reviews, terms of employment, and disciplinary measures
  • Serving as a resource to the Regional Board and all of its committees, commissions, and working groups
  • Working with the established boards, committees, and any other ministries and task forces to carry out the ongoing work of the region
  • Strengthening relationships with
    • College of Regional Ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    • Kentucky Christian Missionary Convention
    • Southeast Regional Fellowship (Disciples Regions in the


  • West Area of the Christian Church in Kentucky
    • Green Chalice, a Disciples Home Missions organization with roots in Kentucky
    • Disciples Appalachian Scholarship Ministry (formerly Kentucky Appalachian Ministry)
  • Participating on these boards:
    • General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the USA and Canada
    • Lexington Theological Seminary Board of Trustees
    • Kentucky Council of Churches Executive Committee

The Regional Board, with the consultation of the Personnel Committee, is responsible for supervising the Regional Minister.

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