Senior Pastor

Posted in on May 3, 2017

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church

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Chesterfield MO


14820 Conway Road

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Bonhomme Presbyterian Church

14820 Conway Rd.

Chesterfield, Missouri, 63017

Phone: 636-532-3486


“There is no human life that is off limits to the claiming of God.”

ECO Essential Tenets

Traditional Services: Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Contemporary Service: Sunday at 11 a.m.

Spiritual formation classes : Sunday for all ages 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

God knows who our next Senior Pastor will be, do you? Bonhomme’s Senior Pastor of 20 years retired in 2016 to teach at Gordon-Conwell Seminary shortly after the commencement of our 200th anniversary. We knew this was the perfect time to assess our beloved church. Bonhomme hired ECO consultants to help define where we are, where we are heading and the leadership required to follow God’s call for the next 200 years. The results are in. Our hopes are high. The Bonhomme Session and Pastor Nominating Committee are ready to begin the search process for our next Senior Pastor.

Bonhomme’s Senior Pastor will:

  • Possess God’s heart, which clearly illustrates a love for His people
    • Strong personal faith and identity in Christ
    • Warm and caring, empathetic and compassionate
    • Joyful
  • Be a dynamic, passionate leader
    • Excellent people skills
    • High emotional intelligence
  • Be a change leader
    • Well-versed in transition and ‘growing pains’
    • Maintains a positive attitude and approach
  • Help embrace and lead Vision 2020 based on Bonhomme’s strengths and challenges:
    • Strengths – 200 year history, active adult participation in spiritual formation and growth groups, engaged congregation with many lay leaders
    • Challenges – Meeting the needs of young families, address lack of growth in worship attendance, more focus on making disciples who go and serve
  • Lead Bonhomme to a weekly worship attendance of 800+
  • Embrace church planting as a crucial strategy to fulfill the Great Commissio
  • Love to preach and teach
    • Keen ability to make the Bible applicable
    • Passionate and inspirational in both the classroom and pulpit
    • Communicate in a clear and engaging manner
    • Ability to reach the head and heart
    • Spearhead leadership development
    • Empower lay leaders
    • Model and advocate for the professional and personal development of staff
  • Be a visionary
    • Embody a new mission statement which focuses on active discipleship and mission
    • Set a course to help multiply the fruits of the spirit throughout the congregation and beyond

We are a suburban, multi-generational congregation, enthusiastic and ready to move forward in God’s plan, wherever He may lead us. From our founding 200 years ago by a circuit riding Presbyterian pastor, we have faith that we shall continue to do His will.


If you are interested in applying, please submit a PIF/resume via email to the PNC co-chairs Cliff Van Ittersum & Scott Martin at

The following links can give you more facts and basic information:

Church website:

ECO Website:

Candidate website:

St. Louis Attractions:

Bonhomme is located on a hill in former farmland in Chesterfield, Missouri, a city of 48,000. It is easily accessible from surrounding communities and is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. According to US News & World Report, nearby public schools in the Rockwood and Parkway School Districts are ranked in the top 10 in Missouri. The region’s community college district and universities offer a variety of education opportunities.

Like a strong oak, Bonhomme Presbyterian Church has been growing in the West County of St. Louis, Missouri, for over 200 years. Just as a single tree is made up of many different parts, so we are a single body made up of many members. Every tree gets its nourishment from its roots. We get our spiritual nourishment as a church within our core ministries of Spiritual Formation and Worship. Our life branches out through the two strong arms of Evangelism and Missions as we serve our community, our city and our world.

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church is the “Church of the Pioneers.” We have a rich heritage of preaching, teaching, and healing as we meet challenges with prayerful deliberation and determination. We know God, grow in the faith, and go to make disciples of Jesus.

At Bonhomme we are:

  • affiliated with the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians – ECO
  • emphasizing the goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ
  • a multi-generational congregation with 1424 covenant partners with an average weekly attendance of 596
  • dedicated to reaching our goal of becoming a flourishing church with a weekly worship attendance of 800+
  • highly committed covenant partners as evidenced by worship attendance, volunteering and giving
  • strong in Biblical knowledge with a hearty appreciation for continuing education centered on depth and wisdom
  • faithful attendees at adult spiritual formation classes, often taught by pastors
  • as a group, people who have an openness for dialogue and change, and as a congregation, we are unwilling to sit in stagnation
  • invested in growing our children’s and student ministry programs through confirmation, Sunday classes, confirmands’ retreat, mission trips, Vacation Bible School and student fellowship activities
  • strengthening our community care ministry that sustains the congregation through prayer and a variety of support groups
  • committed to music ministry — chancel choir, children’s choir, youth choir, two bell choirs, and twice yearly orchestra-supported choral concerts
  • blessed with a staff of 27 that includes three ordained pastors and a minister
  • strategically guided by a session of twelve ruling elders and the pastoral team
  • faithfully led and supported by 36 deacons who serve as the hands and feet of the ministries
  • home to a thriving Pre-school and Kids Day Out program with 169 children ages 6 months through PreKindergarten and a staff of 30
  • strong supporters of Alpha Programs: AlphaLive, DayAlpha, Alpha Marriage, Alpha Parenting and Alpha Bible study
  • extending our reach beyond Bonhomme by being highly committed to our local and global mission partners, including:
    • Samaritan’s Purse – hosted a young student from Bolivia who was in St. Louis for heart surgery
    • Bridge Bread – weekly bread sales on Sundays, to support formerly homeless individuals
    • Isaiah 58 – food and clothing items for local missional work
    • El Centro Integral, a Honduran Christian orphanage – mission trips and financial support


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