Hessel Church

Pastor of Spanish-Speaking Campus

Santa Rosa,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Keith Twigg

Senior Associate

Hessel Church is breaking ground with this outstanding Campus Pastor opportunity as they take all that is good from their rich heritage in their suburban/rural original Sebastopol location and translate it into effective campus ministry in the primarily Spanish-speaking community of West Santa Rosa. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a leader who is passionate about multi-ethnic ministry!

About This Organization

Hessel Church has been part of Sonoma County for 113 years. Since their earliest beginnings in 1909, they have enjoyed a rich spiritual legacy passed on by generations who faithfully demonstrated a never-ending dependence and reliance on God’s Word. Hessel humbly embraces its rich heritage and has a desire to pass it along to all who will follow. Jesus said in John 17:17 that God’s word is truth, and Hessel holds that promise dear as they practically apply the message of God’s Word to this and the next generation. This is why Hessel’s mission is to; lead people to Follow Jesus and Be His Presence in this generation. Hessel is blessed with a wonderful staff who lead a wide range of ministries that prioritize teaching God’s Word, making disciples, and supporting local and global missions.

God has brought many new families to join their fellowship over the last season. Hessel has an active, vibrant leadership training program. They are a multi-generational fellowship with active children and youth programs. They are in the middle of the construction of a 4,400 sq. ft. Patio Pavilion that has been fully funded. Hessel consistently meets or surpasses its giving goals for the year. They have a strong leadership team made up of humble-confident leaders.

In this past season, God has seen fit to bless Hessel with a top-notch facility right in the heart of Santa Rosa. The leadership of Hessel realized the Lord was calling them to multiply the ministry of their healthy Christ-centered church into the Santa Rosa community. After much prayer and study of the local community, Hessel has felt called to take the significant step of faith to not only engage in a multi-site vision but to build their new campus in a manner that prioritizes the reach of the Gospel into the Spanish-speaking community with surrounds their new campus. It is an exciting, uncharted, faith-filled season Hessel Church is now entering!

Position Description

The Campus Pastor will serve primarily at the Santa Rosa campus. He will provide pastoral leadership to the congregation and community by preaching, leading, counseling, evangelizing, and discipleship. In addition, he will ensure that the vision, values, culture, and systems of Hessel Church be reproduced in the Santa Rosa ministry. He will be a part of the Hessel pastoral team and serve under the leadership and guidance of the Lead Pastor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • SPANISH-SPEAKING – 56% of the community surrounding the Santa Rosa campus are of Hispanic descent, and 77% of that community speaks primarily Spanish at home.
  • PREACHING & TEACHING – Hessel Church’s vision for multi-site is that the Campus Pastor is the primary weekend communicator of their campus.
  • PIONEERING A CAMPUS – The Campus Pastor will be primarily responsible for building something new in Santa Rosa, taking the DNA that is Hessel Church, and translating that into fruitful ministry at their local campus.
  • REACHING A COMMUNITY – The Santa Rosa Campus Pastor will be the primary catalyst to the efforts of Hessel Church to reach the surrounding community.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Vision; Embrace and communicate the Church’s Mission statement of Leading People to Follow Jesus and be His Presence in this Generation
  • Leader; Strong leadership skills with experience in building and organizing ministry teams in the church.
  • Effective Communicator; Inspiring and life-giving communicator in large and small environments.
  • Activator; Starter and developer of teams, as well as developer of leaders
  • Developer; not just attract people but help them grow


  • $85,000 +


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