The Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families (AP), leading with inspiration from the Holy Spirit and through spiritual practices, study and prayer, will be a teacher, as well as a leader, supporting the development and growth of the next generation of believers from birth through young adulthood. The AP will partner with the congregation to focus on the needs and challenges unique to people according to their stage of life by encouraging, mentoring and collaborating with staff and volunteers. Through opportunities including Sunday school, mid-week programs, vacation Bible camp, middle school and high school programs, Agape, inter-generational worship services, retreats and mission projects, the ministry will seek to connect across all age groups to weave together the entire PCW community in Christ. The AP will provide opportunities to both better support and more fully integrate the on-campus Presbyterian Nursery School and Kindergarten (PNS&K) and Time Out for Parents (TOPs) into the life and ministry of the church. Through this pastoral position, the church will be better positioned to provide comprehensive pastoral care for growing families, provide a common vision across age groups and facilitate the transition of members of the church family from one group to the next.