Parish and Clergy Transitions


September 11, 2017


Full Time Searches in Process

Trinity, Swarthmore – interviewing finalists
St. Andrew’s, Yardley – receiving names
We invite you to read our parish profile, which reflects the collective hopes and prayers of St. Andrew’s parishioners to share our Community of Christ with a new rector.  Clergy interested in discussing our rector search should contact one of our discernment committee co-chairs, Cindy Shaw at or Jonathan Smith at[Click here to view  St. Andrew’s Parish Profile]

Gloria Dei – interviewing finalists
St. Luke’s, Germantown

Christ Church, Pottstown – receiving names

Note the following change: Christ Church, Ithan will extend the Interim time for 1-2 years.  The Rev. John Sosnowski will continue as the Interim.

Part Time Openings

St. George/ St. Barnabas, Philadelphia
St. Stephen’s, Norwood
St. James’, Prospect Park
Grace and the Incarnation

Supply Only Searches

Holy Innocents/St. Paul’s, Tacony
St. Augustine of Hippo, Norristown
St. Simon the Cyrenian

Assistant Positions Available

Christ Church, Ridley Park – contact the Rev. Doug Tompkins,
Holy Trinity, West Chester


The Rev. Ryan Whitley resigned from St. George’s, Ardmore effective 8/13/17. He was called to be Rector of St. Thomas’, St. Petersburg, FL
The Rev. Jonathan Mitchican resigned from Holy Comforter, Drexel Hill, effective 8/13/17.
The Rev. Richard Robyn resigned from Trinity, Oxford, effective 7/16/17.  He was called to be Rector of St. Mary’s, Tuxedo Park, NY
The Rev. Jo Ann Jones is the new Assistant at Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
The Rev. James Stambaugh is the new Rector of Holy Apostles, Penn Wynne
The Rev. Elizabeth Costello is the new Assistant at St. Thomas’, Whitemarsh
The Rev. Daniel Moore was called to be Rector of St. Paul’s, Doylestown
The Rev. Barbara Abbott was called to be Interim at St. George’s, Ardmore
The Rev. Lorna Williams was called to be Associate for Children & Youth at St. Andrew’s Church, Newport News, VA, effective 10/1/17.
The Rev. Emmanuel Mercer was called to be Rector of Christ Church, Columbia, MD



Diocese of Pennsylvania Protocol for a Search Process

in Mission and Parishes


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