This year Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church will call a new associate pastor to our clergy staff. We welcome your prayers as we seek to learn whom the Spirit will guide to our diverse, growing congregation.

This is an exciting time for Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

We are growing, our finances are strong, and the congregation recently elected a nominating committee to conduct a nationwide search for a new associate pastor. Our new associate will lead FAPC in the area of Family Ministries and NEXT Ministries, our vibrant ministry for young adults.

I am honored to chair the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee on behalf of this church, and to serve with five fellow members and friends in this important effort. (Read more about us here.)

We are now ready to receive and review applications from qualified candidates.

We are looking for an individual with a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary who is ordained, or approved for ordination, in the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are open to first calls and exceptional graduating seminarians. Our hope is to move toward phone interviews by mid-February, and in-person interviews in March and April, with a projected start date for our new associate pastor in June.

If you believe you would excel at leading an exhilarating and transformative ministry in midtown Manhattan, we encourage you to apply. Two documents that will be of use to you are available for download here:

Please explore for additional information on our congregation.

You will learn about our 209-year history; our vision and values; our pastors and staff; and our diverse ministries and programs, including Adult Education, Congregational Care, Family Ministries, Music & Fine Arts, NEXT Ministries, Outreach and Worship.

I particularly encourage you to watch the senior pastor's welcome and our membership video to get an even better sense of our congregation and our mission.

You may want to bookmark this page or make a note of the URL ( as you prepare your application.

When you are ready to apply ...

Please send your cover letter, résumé, Personal Information Form (PIF) and statement of faith to my attention at

With our blessings and best wishes,


Nancy Moore, Chair
Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Nancy Moore, chair

Nancy Moore has been a member of the church since 2004. She grew up in Virginia and joined First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk at age 12. As an adult, she owned a fine art gallery there and served as chair of the board of trustees of Virginia Stage Company. She has been a New York resident for 25 years, and remains an avid theatergoer and supporter of the arts. She works as an artists’ agent and operations manager for a small company that represents illustrators. At FAPC she chairs the Arts and Our Faith Committee, leads the Book Community Group, and is active in Meals on Heels and other Outreach programs. She has served as moderator of the Board of Deacons, as an Elder on the Session and for three years as chair of the Worship Committee. In 2015, she was among the recipients of FAPC's Kenneth O. Jones Distinguished Service Award for her innumberable contributions to the church.

Jes Levine

Jes Levine joined FAPC in 2012 and has served on the Session and the leadership of NEXT Ministries. She is active in Theatre Fellowship and Outreach Ministries, and serves on the Arts and Our Faith Committee. Jes grew up in San Rafael, California, and moved to New York to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Playwrights Horizons Theater School, where she earned a BFA in drama/creating original work with a minor in religious studies. In her youth she was an active member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda and served as a Youth Advisory Delegate for Presbytery of the Redwoods at the PCUSA General Assembly in 2006. Her father's family is Jewish, and she has always cherished the shared traditions and stories between the Jewish and Christian faiths. Jes is the production manager for Ars Nova, a small Off-Broadway company that supports emerging artists.

Jama Toung

Jama has been a member of FAPC since 1998. As a child and young adult she worshiped with United Methodists, Catholics and ecumenical congregations. She spent a couple of years among Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities in Central and Southeast Asia as a backpacker-turned-English teacher. She joined the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1995 as a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York. Jama and her husband, David, have two children (Sienna and Collin) in Family Ministries and live in Washington Heights. She has served as chair of the Session’s Family Ministries Committee and is a member of the Positive Parents Community Group. She serves on the Mission Partners Committee and participates in A Circle of Caregiving, FAPC Serves and other Outreach programs. She works in the nonprofit sector, where she has been a social worker and fundraiser. 

Wade Ware

Wade and his wife, Kim, married at FAPC in 2014 and became members of the church the following year. Their infant son, Christopher, was baptized here in 2016. Wade currently serves on the Session, where he is a member of the Denominational Matters Committee. He is active in two community groups—the Positive Parents Group and NEXT Couples—and has volunteered with Project FIND through FAPC Serves. He works in professional services for the advertising technology provider MediaMath.

Jeff Yao

Jeff Yao joined FAPC in 2014 and currently serves on the Session, where he is vice chair of the Adult Education Committee and a member of the Mission Partner Committee. He is involved in The Word is Out (the LGBT Community Group), volunteers with FAPC Serves and was a member of the 2015 mission trip to Lesotho.