Clergy Jobs

If you are interested in a clergy position within the Diocese, or are discerning a path to ordination, please contact Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph.

Clergy Positions

Associate Priest for Parish Life and Outreach - St. Paul's, Chestnut Hill

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 E Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Full Time

Feel free to get in touch with him at 903-271-3204 or at erichungerford@stpaulschestnuthill.org


Description

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church strives to be a welcoming, inclusive, diverse, multi-generational parish. It is a parish of talented, creative, and dedicated parishioners seeking to make a difference in the community. St. Paul’s has a rich history, a renowned music program, and a heart for outreach. St. Paul’s seeks an energetic, loving, and faithful priest to serve as Associate for Parish Life and Outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work closely in a trusting relationship with the Rector of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Eric P. Hungerford
• Regular participation in the sacramental life of the parish
o Sunday Eucharists
o Preaching at least once per month
o Officiating at Evensongs and other Special Services
• Regular participation in the pastoral life of the Parish
o Share “On-Call” Pastoral Care Emergency Duties with the Rector
o Share Pastoral Visit Duties with the Rector
• Oversee Parish Life
o Nourish the Spiritual Lives of the Young People and Families at St. Paul’s
o Oversee CYF (Children, Youth, and Family) Ministries of the Parish – which include but are not limited to:
 Godly Play Program
 SPY (St. Paul’s Youth)
 Assist with Chorister and Cherub Choir Rehearsal Night
 “Parent’s Exchange” (A parent sharing forum on Sunday mornings)
o Help to Vision, Spearhead, Organize Community Events that open our campus up to our neighborhood, such as:
 Seasonal Festivals
 Film Series & Discussions
 Live Music Events
o Help to Support and Underscore the Existing Diversity of the Congregation and help the congregation to grow in diversity
o Help to build a program/curriculum for Middle School and High School-aged members of the community
o Help to Foster and Support new ideas to engage children, youth, and families in their faith Journeys.
• Oversee Outreach
o Interface on a regular basis with the Outreach committee of St. Paul’s
o Support on-going outreach relationships and Initiatives, strengthen relationships with Community Partners, and identify new opportunities for collaboration
 Face to Face Germantown
 Interfaith Hospitality Network
o Increase number of Parishioners engaged in Outreach
o Reimagine Relationship with Diocese of North Dakota and possibly help to lead pilgrimages there. (St. Paul’s has a historical relationship with congregations on Standing Rock and the Dakotas going back to the 19th Century)
o Help to build new outreach initiatives
 For example: After School Program for Neighborhood Children
• Homework Help/Musical Education
o Help to move St. Paul’s toward being a more “missionally focused” congregation
 Working to coordinate more events and activities outside the four walls of the church
 Helping St. Paul’s to be known and recognized in the community and neighborhood as a place of radical welcome.

Associate Priest for Lifelong Discipleship - St. Thomas', Whitemarsh

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh

Full Time

To apply: Please send resume or c.v. with cover letter to:

The Rev. Emily Richards, Priest in Charge;

erichards@stthomaswhitemarsh.org.

Description

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh has always been far more than a 48-acre hilltop populated with historic buildings and beautiful landscapes.
It is a blessed, beloved sanctuary, stewarded by faithful people who have found a home for prayer, study, fellowship and service. It is a community of people who strive to grow in the knowledge and love of God and to equip ourselves, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to serve in the name of Christ wherever we find ourselves. This holy hill and the inspiration and resources that emanate from it draws people from near and far of all ages and stages in life, varied perspectives, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and financial means.

We have experienced significant change over the past few years due to Covid and transitions in clergy leadership. However, under the energetic and seasoned leadership of our new Priest in Charge we are ready to take hold of the future that God has store in for us.

We seek to call a priest who will partner with us to re-envision our ministries of faith formation and who will share in our journey of faith through pastoral care, worship, and service. Our associate will be a servant leader with a joyous faith, a love for God and God’s Church, and a devotion to serving God’s people. They will be a creative leader who is excited about exploring innovative ways in which to live out our lifelong discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. Finally, our associate will be a person of deep prayer who is passionate about inviting others into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and study.

Skills and Gifts for Ministry
• A commitment to work collaboratively and creatively with fellow staff, clergy and lay people
• A mature understanding of one’s gifts for ministry with a call to support others in discovering and sharing their gifts for ministry
• An interest in and commitment to new approaches in connecting with families, youth and children
• Tends to one’s own spiritual health and growth while helping others cultivate theirs
• A willingness to lead in times of change and transition
• Outstanding communication skills and proficiency in information technology
• A love for developing relationships with people of all ages
• A self-starter, who has a sense of humor, and an authenticity in sharing their own faith journey with the people they serve

Responsibilities and Expectations
• Cultivating disciples of all ages: planning, leading, and teaching Christian formation
• Teaching, equipping and empowering lay leaders to help with the ministry of formation
• Assisting Priest in Charge with liturgical leadership
• Preaching and presiding at the Holy Eucharist
• Primary pastor and staff liaison with the Preschool
• Providing pastoral care for all ages, especially among our families
• Preparing for and presiding at weddings, funerals, and baptisms
• Supporting and contributing to parish communications, including social media
• Participating in weekly staff meetings
• Participating in regular supervision with the Priest in Charge
• Participating in the congregational life of the parish
• Participating in the life and ministry of the Montgomery Deanery and the Diocese of Pennsylvania

Support, Salary and Benefits
• This is a full-time position.
• Stipend and housing allowance provided according to compensation guidelines for assisting clergy in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
• One month of vacation, two weeks of continuing education
• Other standard clergy benefits, including family leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan (Church Pension Fund).

To learn more about St. Thomas’, Whitemarsh please visit: https://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/

FT Rector - Church of the Advent, Kennett Square

Church of the Advent, Kennett Square

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org

Description

Church of the Advent, Kennett Square is a congregation who joins together for worship, service, and fellowship. They are proud to carry on the traditions that have made them a vibrant parish for many years. They are also a forward-looking parish committed to making Christ visible in their community and the world. They have been servicing Kennett Square and the surrounding communities for over 135 years.
Church of the Advent is currently receiving names for their next rector. Learn more from their Parish Profile here:
https://www.adventks.org

FT Interim Rector - St. Martin- in- the- Fields, Phila.

Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org 

 

PT Rector - St. George St. Barnabas

520 S. 61st Street, Philadelphia, PA

Part Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org 

Associate Priest for Congregational Life - Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Full Time

Contact: The Very Rev. Judith A. Sullivan, Dean; jsullivan@Philadelphiacathedral.org 
 

Description

As the seat of the Bishop, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, is the spiritual and liturgical center of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Episcopalians gather at the Cathedral from across a varied Diocese in the defining act of common prayer as we give thanks and offer the best of ourselves to God. The Cathedral is also a vibrant community center, as it opens its doors to host numerous community, civic, and cultural events and groups from across the region.

The Cathedral is poised for the expansion and deepening of ministries to and with our Diocese, community, and congregation. Our congregation is a diverse and progressive community, drawing from a wide geography, both in person and virtually. We place a high priority on ministries of inclusive welcome, hospitality, compassion, and justice.

We are blessed by a growing number of strong lay leaders, committed staff members, a historic church, and a new building with beautiful, flexible spaces for worship and ministries. With these resources, we hope to expand and to deepen thriving ministries, sharing God’s Word, sacraments, and love within and beyond our Cathedral doors. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, our congregation is actively exploring systemic racism in our church and community.

We seek to call a full-time priest who will join us in leading the ministry and life that God is growing at the Cathedral. Our associate will be a faithful and creative leader who is comfortable with preaching and presiding in a variety of styles. The Dean, staff members, and lay leaders work collaboratively. We anticipate that the Associate will work most closely with the Dean, the Canon for the Arts, the Director of Children’s Ministries, and lay small community leaders.


Skills, Gifts, and Passions for Ministry

• An abiding faith and a love for congregational life and ministry in the Episcopal Church
• A mature understanding of one’s unique gifts for ministry with a call to support others in discovering and utilizing their gifts for ministry
• A commitment to work collaboratively and creatively, teaching and learning in community
• Excellent communication skills in preaching, teaching, writing, and capacity to use a variety of technology and media in ministry
• Care for one’s own spiritual health and growth, e.g., Sabbath time, prayer life, study, worship, relationships
• Knowledge of and passion for liturgy, including worship development
• Interest in and commitment to congregational development
• Passion for Christian formation for all ages through a variety of programs and experiences
• A sense of humor

Responsibilities and Expectations
• Developing and supporting new and existing small-group ministries and their lay leaders
• Facilitating the incorporation of new members
• Developing and supporting new areas of ministry
• Developing, planning, and evaluating worship, both congregational and diocesan, in collaboration with the Dean, the Canon for Music, and other staff members
• Preaching and presiding at the Holy Eucharist
• Providing pastoral care for all ages
• Preparing for, preaching, and presiding at weddings, funerals, and baptisms
• Supporting and contributing to parish communications, including social media
• Planning, leading, and teaching Christian formation for all ages
• Participating in weekly staff meetings
• Participating in regular supervision with the Dean
• Participating in congregation activities and events

Support, Salary and Benefits

• This is a full-time position.
• Stipend and housing allowance provided according to compensation guidelines for assisting clergy in the Diocese of Pennsylvania
• One month of vacation, two weeks of continuing education
• Other standard clergy benefits, including family leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan (Church Pension Fund)

To apply: Please send resume or c.v. with cover letter to the Dean by email.

Contact: The Very Rev. Judith A. Sullivan, Dean; jsullivan@Philadelphiacathedral.org

PT Assistant Minister for Children, Families, and Fun! - St. Mary's, Ardmore

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 36 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Part Time

If you have questions and/or would like to apply for this position, please be in touch with the Rev. Sean Lanigan, the Rector of St. Mary’s, at fr.sean.lanigan@gmail.com.

Description

About St. Mary’s:
At St. Mary’s, we believe that faith is an extraordinary adventure and that being a follower of Jesus can be a whole lot of fun. We seek an Assistant Minister who has a contagious love for God, an orientation toward exploration and innovation, a great sense of humor and flexibility, and a desire to do church in fresh and unexpected ways.

We have a growing group of committed, loving, flexible families who are open to a variety of ways of engaging their children in the life of a Christian community. We seek someone with a progressive theological orientation from any Christian background or denomination to creatively help our children and families grow in faith, hope, joy, and love.

About You —
While college and graduate degrees in theology and/or education would be helpful for this work, we are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of life experiences.
The minimum requirement is a college degree and some professional experience working with children
Candidates need not be Episcopalians and need not be ordained, but we expect all candidates will have an affinity for and familiarity with Episcopal theology and practice (or a willingness to learn).
Most importantly, we seek an Assistant Minister who loves children and who has a passion for helping children to love God, love their neighbor, and love being part of a church community.
St. Mary’s is LGBTQ affirming and is striving toward becoming more fully anti-racist. We expect our Assistant Minister to actively embody our passion for inclusion and diversity.

About Your Role —
The Assistant Minister’s responsibilities on weekdays will include:
Development of all formation programming for elementary and middle school children (including visioning; curriculum/project/activity design; and volunteer recruitment/training/support)
Development of family/intergenerational events, activities, and service projects

The Assistant Minister’s Sunday schedule will regularly include:
Co-leadership (with the Rector) of a brief worship and learning experience designed for our youngest children and their parents at 9:30 AM.
Serving as primary teacher/leader of all elementary and middle school formation, with volunteer support. Formation for this age group takes place during our main worship service at 10:30 AM.
Active participation in Coffee Hour after worship to connect with families and children.
Design and leadership of monthly post-worship all-ages family events, including occasional service projects. These would often begin around Noon on Sundays but would sometimes be offered at different times (or on different days) to take advantage of particular service opportunities.
We also have a small youth group, and the Assistant Minister will mentor and supervise our youth group leaders. The Youth Group meets after the main worship service, usually beginning around 11:45 AM.

The Assistant Minister’s Sunday schedule will occasionally include:
Preaching at our main service several times per year so that he or she is known to the entire congregation.
Co-planning and co-leading (with the Rector) an All-Ages Liturgy during the 10:30 worship service at least once per quarter, which features a child-friendly message in place of a sermon.

The Assistant Minister’s summer schedule will include:
Planning and hosting an end-of-program-year party for families (in early June).
Planning for the upcoming program year (curriculum, activities, projects, etc.).
Offering a children’s activity during worship each Sunday (more informal than during the program year).
Planning and hosting several recreational family events during the summer months.
Planning and hosting a welcome-back party for families (in early September).
Things we haven’t dreamed of yet!

The Nitty Gritty

Hours —
This is a part-time position, at 20 hours per week. Hours will be distributed as follows.
Sundays: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (with some longer Sundays, as needed)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: at least one full-day or two half-days in the office (to be negotiated)
Remaining (+/- 7) hours can be worked in the office or from home; occasional evening hours may necessary for meetings (most of which take place on Zoom).

Compensation —
The salary range for this position is $25,000-33,000 per year, depending upon education and experience, for 20 hours of work per week. Performance will be reviewed annually and any raises will be contingent upon job performance.

If the Assistant Minister is an ordained Episcopal clergyperson, St. Mary’s will pay into the Church Pension Group’s defined benefit plan for clergy.

If the Assistant Minister is ordained in another tradition or is a layperson, we offer a 5% employer contribution to a 403B retirement plan and up to an additional 4% match for employee contributions.

No health benefits are available for this position.

Vacation and Sick Leave —
The Assistant Minister is entitled to 50 hours of paid vacation per year (including no more than 4 Sundays) and is allowed up to 10 sick days, as needed.

Background Checks —
Finalist will be required to submit a Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance.

Please be in touch!

If you have questions and/or would like to apply for this position, please be in touch with the Rev. Sean Lanigan, the Rector of St. Mary’s, at fr.sean.lanigan@gmail.com. If applying for the position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume. If you are an ordained Episcopal clergy person, your OTM portfolio would also be welcome documentation.

PT Associate Rector - Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore

Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 North Chester Rd., Swarthmore, PA 19081

Part Time

The Rev. Dr. Edward E. Thompson, Rector; revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

Description

Trinity Church, Swarthmore, seeks a clergyperson ordained in the Episcopal or Lutheran tradition to join in education, liturgical and pastoral ministries.
Hours: Half-time (20-25 hours)
Salary: Based on Diocese of Pennsylvania guidelines and candidate’s experience
Benefits: Pension; no medical/dental
Areas of responsibility:
1. Education and spiritual formation of children and youth
2. In collaboration with Rector, liturgical visioning and planning for family-friendly worship
3. Shared responsibilities for preaching and pastoral care
Summary: The Associate Rector provides clergy leadership for children’s and youth ministries as relates to Christian formation in educational and liturgical settings; leads youth ministries and gives clergy support to the Coordinator for Children’s Ministries; and shares in preaching and pastoral care responsibilities.
About Trinity Church: Established in 1895, Trinity Church, Swarthmore, has a long history of strength in children’s and youth ministries as well as preaching and music. Nestled next door to Swarthmore College, we are a spiritual community with liberal tendencies and a demonstrated commitment to God’s work in the larger world. Our Rector, a priest of 25 years this year, has returned to parish ministry after long study and training in peace and conflict resolution. The Rector and Search Committee seek an Associate Rector who will enjoy a collaborative and friendly work environment with room for both expertise and growth.
Start date: Flexible, preferably by July 1
To apply: Please send resume or c.v. to the Rector by email, with an expression of interest in the email or an attached cover letter.
Contact: The Rev. Dr. Edward E. Thompson, Rector; revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

Interim Rector - Church of St. Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd

Church of St. Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org 

Priest in Charge - St. John’s Essington and St. James Prospect Park

St. John’s Essington and St. James Prospect Park

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org