Come take my dream job

I recently transitioned out of my dream job at TCC Wayland, a position I had been serving in for the past 11 years. It was indeed my dream job – one that kept me excited and interested for 11 years. I grew a lot while I was there, and will always remember the friends I made and amazing people I got to serve with. Leaving that role was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made, but I know that when we are called somewhere, it means that we are called away from somewhere else.

TCC is in a good place right now. The worship teams are thriving, happy to continue on leading with a rotation of leaders until the next person comes. The choir ended another season eager to keep singing, and is excited to see who will come lead them in the future.

I love TCC, and I want to do whatever I can to help them continue to thrive as a church. Part of that means helping them find the next worship director / worship pastor / choir director / or whatever title is right.

So would you like to take my job? Here are a few of the perks I can see:

  • A healthy multi-generational congregation that loves Jesus, loves to sing, and is eager to be led in multiple styles of worship.
  • A robust music ministry, with a few dozen volunteer musicians, a volunteer choir of ~25 singers, an organist/accompanist, and a worship intern to support the ministry.
  • A real pipe organ (yes they still exist).
  • A beautiful New England (Colonial Revival style) sanctuary built in 1928.
  • A modern church campus (addition built in 2009) with HUGE spaces for choir/music, children, students, meetings, small gatherings, large gatherings, gym.

What I like most about the role:

The thing that attracted me most to this particular church is its love of both contemporary and classical styles of music. As someone who also loves both, I get excited when I see churches expressly desire leadership in both areas. There is no “secondary” style, but a healthy mix of both classical and contemporary. The organ is used every Sunday for prelude/postlude and accompanying hymns. The worship team leads a bulk of the congregational singing, and the choir performs once a month.

When leaving, I told TCC that while it might be hard to find someone like me to lead both choral music and contemporary music, it is not impossible.

If you are reading this and are interested, I invite you to reach out to me or click the link to read the full job posting and apply!

https://www.tccwayland.org/careers

Author: adamkurihara

Director of Worship and Community Life at Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland, MA.

One thought on “Come take my dream job”

  1. Congratulations Adam. I your new position is as satisfying to you. I have resigned as president of Arts Wayland. Time for a change also! Best wishes, Nancy Boyle Visit my new studio at the Natick mall in Zero empty spaces location. Fyi The mall wants live music performances.

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