WILBRAHAM UNITED CHURCH

500 MAIN STREET

WILBRAHAM, MA 01095


(413)596-2511

Please note that beginning June 11th our church office hours will change. We will be open from 10am-2pm Tuesdays through Fridays.

OUR STAFF

AT WILBRAHAM UNITED CHURCH

Staff Openings At Wilbraham United Church


Administrative Assistant


Wilbraham United Church is interviewing for a part-time administrative assistant.  This is a 16-hour position, 4 days a week. 

General Description: The Administrative Assistant of Wilbraham United Church is a position that incorporates a wide variety of essential duties: among them receptionist, office manager and communication liaison for church staff, church leadership and ministry teams. As the receptionist: receive and assist visitors; as the office manager: handle mail, church calendar, keep church records up to date; as the communication liaison: facilitate communication for the church through social media, the webpage, church communications, email, print media, by phone or in person.  He or she proactively focuses on continuous improvement of the church office operations.  He or she must understand and demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wilbraham United Church.


Qualifications: Qualification include strong computer skills, knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher, Google Docs, Adobe, email marketing software, and database management. Knowledge of and proficiency in Church Windows is a plus. He or she will bring to this position a great deal of compassion, sensitivity, patience and a deep respect for confidentiality. Curiosity and the ability to learn new systems are vital. The job requires attention to detail, expertise in organizational skills, knowledge of general office procedures, and an ability to troubleshoot minor computer issues. The employee must have knowledge of correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and document styles. She or he must be skilled with the operations of office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, answering machine and FAX machine.


To Apply 

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to pkrawski@gmail.com


Bookkeeper

Wilbraham United Church is interviewing for a part-time bookkeeper.  This is a 5 to 6 hour per week position. 


General Description: The Bookkeeper of Wilbraham United Church is responsible for the performance of all the bookkeeping activities of the church. This includes the posting of financial transactions to the general ledger, handling both accounts payable and receivable activity, payment of invoices and payroll, associated tax filings, reporting of financial transactions and account reconciliation. It also includes working jointly with the church Treasurer and Financial Secretary to complete the annual reports.


Qualifications: The bookkeeper candidate should have an Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Three or more years of experience in a computer-based bookkeeping environment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of the Church Windows accounting software package. Should be very detail oriented.



To Apply 

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to pkrawski@gmail.com




About our Staff

Rev. Wallace (Chip) A. Hurd IV  (Pastor) Born in Lynn, MA and raised in Stratford, CT, Chip graduated in 2004 from Marlboro College with a degree in Political-Religious Theory. He then attended Andover Newton Theological School and was ordained on June 4, 2017. Prior to coming to Wilbraham United, Chip served as the Acting Senior Pastor at the First Congregational Church of West Boylston, MA. In addition, prior to his call to West Boylston he served at the Congregational Church of Harvard as Pastoral Associate from 2007-2010 and Christian Union Church as Interim Director of Pastoral Ministries from 2010-2011. He is a member of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC) Racial Justice Task Force, is a Level I certified Racial Justice trainer, and was a MACUCC delegate to the UCC General Synod in 2015 and 2017. Chip spends his free time cooking, watching any and all manner of sports, and studying the impact of religion on American politics and society. 


Paul Nesbit (Director of Family Ministries and Faith Formation) has served as the Director of Family Ministries since January 2015.  He holds a BA in Psychology from Westfield State University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union.  Paul also works for the East Longmeadow Public Schools and is a past Board President for the Wilbraham United Players. Paul is a Member in Discernment/Candidate for Ministry in the United Church of Christ.   He welcomes all inquiries about our ever growing activities for people of all ages.  Paul lives in Springfield with his husband, Mark Jacobson and their dog Bob.


Mark Jacobson (Director of Music) came to Wilbraham United Church in 1996. He was hired to oversee, develop and direct the church's music ministry with a respect of tradition but also with an acknowledgment of changing trends in worship and our culture.

Mark studied organ with George Hart of St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, with Prescott Barrows and Patricia Clough both of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield. Mark studied voice, keyboard and choral conducting at Westfield State College. He has served on the board of the American Guild of Organists. Previously he was Organist and Choir director from 1983 to 1989 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Springfield and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany of Wilbraham from 1989 to 1996. Mark resides in Springfield with his husband Paul Nesbit and their dog, Bob.


 


Eric True (Custodian) can be found in the church building taking care of the facility. If there's a job to be done within the church, Eric's friendly face can be found looking after it.



"That they may all be one." 

John 17:21