Right now, 3.00pm EST, I am in an interview. And the craziness of the call process begins.
Granted, it’s a crazy time for all seniors at Princeton Seminary. Especially if you’re PC(USA). My presbytery has been very helpful in allowing me to begin circulating my PIF (Personal Information Form) but I know some people whose presbyteries aren’t allowing them to even be in conversation with churches until they’ve graduated.
Right. Try and figure that one out. They’ll need jobs post-graduation, but they can’t start looking until they’ve graduated…so, most likely some of them will have to go home to live with the in-laws until they find jobs. It’s just ridiculous that a few presbyteries just don’t seem to get that.
For Sarah and I, it’s pretty complicated because Sarah will be applying for PhD programs, and she’ll be applying for jobs and I will be applying for jobs. Sarah is applying to 5 schools in different parts of the country. Of course, the ideal situation would be that Sarah would get into a PhD program that she’s excited about, and I would also find a job in the same area. The chances of that happening…? Who knows. Sarah won’t hear back from PhD programs until March or April, so that adds an additional “timing” element that will make things tricky as well. We’ve both had experiences of things all coming together in the end – and now this is our first experience of seeing how that works with two people…should be fun.
The interview that I am doing right now is for an Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adults position. I’m very interested in positions where I could work with college-aged students or young adults. Ideally, I would love to find a position as a Campus Chaplain. If any of you know of any jobs or opportunities that might be in these areas, please send me an email and let me know. Especially if you know of any job opportunities in Berkeley, Claremont, Atlanta, Philly/Princeton/NYC or Boston, please let me know.