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Teaching Congregations Fiscal Year 2022

Ministerial Credentialing Director, The Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kūpono Kwong


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Name of Site First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR
Address 1034 SW 13th
Portland, OR 97205  
Phone (503) 228-6389 
Fax (503) 228-2676 
Website http://www.firstunitarianportland.org 
Site E-mail Address office@firstunitarianportland.org 
Size of Congregation 1000 
Supervisor Name Rev. Thomas Disrud 
Supervisor Phone 5032286389, 112 
Supervisor E-mail tdisrud@firstunitarianportland.org 
Informational Contact Name Thomas Disrud 
Informational Contact Phone 5032286389, 112 
Informational Contact E-mail tdisrud@firstunitarianportland.org 
Focus Parish ministry 
Fulltime/Parttime Full Time 
Compensation $2,600/month 
Other Benefits Heath and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, professional expense 
Number of Months 10 
Start Date/End Date Aug. 20, 2022  June 20, 2023 
Site Description First Unitarian Church is a large urban church located in center of Portland. It is known for its worship, music, education and justice programs. Church has been in virtual mode since March of 2020 and hopes to resume some in-person activity late fall 2021. Church is currently in search for a new senior minister who would be starting their tenure in fall of 2022. Intern will serve congregation emerging out of covid and rebuilding time in city.  
Job Description Intern is a valued part of ministry team and is involved in most aspects of ministry including worship, justice work, education and community building. Intern's specific leaning goals help shape specifics of internship.  
Site Accessibility Mostly wheelchair accessible but not completely.  
Application Procedure Send introductory letter stating why this would be a good internship site for you. Talk about initial goals you'd have for internship. Please include resume and video links to two sermons. Please include three references. 
Additional Notes Start and end dates somewhat flexible. Internship could be 10-11 months long.  
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2021 
Selection Date Jan. 15, 2022