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

Rector - St. Matthew's, Maple Glen

919 Tennis Avenue, Maple Glen, PA 19002

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,


Saint Matthew's, Maple Glen seeks a new Rector who is approachable with high energy and enthusiasm. They are a congregation of 600 members established in 1967 and nestled on a beautiful 10-acre campus in Horsham Township, a vibrant middle-class suburban community located about 10 miles north of Philadelphia. Saint Matthew's offers three diverse worship services every Sunday, and serves their community with a highly-regarded Nursery School and an innovative Sunday School program. They are blessed to be a parish with no debt, well-kept buildings and grounds, and substantial investments.
Saint Matthew's seeks a compelling preacher who calls, inspires, educates, and challenges them with sermons that are scripture-based and relevant to their daily lives. This individual will be someone who will support them in their spiritual growth in love and service to God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and will help them identify areas of opportunity as they look for new ways to minister to their community and the world.
The parish profile is located at

PT Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries - Trinity, Swarthmore

Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore

Part Time

The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector,


Hours: Half-time, with benefits

Areas of responsibility:

1) Coordination and oversight of education for children and youth
2) Liturgical visioning and planning for weekly, child-friendly Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the Rector
3) Some preaching and pastoral care

Summary: The Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries provides clergy leadership for all children’s and youth ministries as relates to Christian formation in educational and liturgical settings. This position involves delivery of the Youth Ministries program, both directly and through coordination of volunteers, and clergy support for the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries. Reporting directly to the Rector, the Assistant Rector will be invited to join in the rotation of preaching at other services and share in other responsibilities, as time allows.

Areas of Responsibility: The Assistant Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries shall do the following:

In relation to liturgy,
• Refine the vision for the weekly, child-friendly, “9:15 am” Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the rector and lay leaders as appointed by the rector. This Eucharist currently serves approximately 50-60 people weekly, September through May;
• Plan and oversee execution of the weekly 9:15am Holy Eucharist (Sept.-May), including coverage of preaching or message time and, in collaboration with music staff and volunteers, musical decisions;
• Plan and execute occasional special liturgies, such as the yearly, Sunday morning Liturgical Breakfast, the yearly Rite 13 ceremony, and liturgical offerings in connection with youth group meetings;
• Support incorporation of youth into the 8am and 11am services, as appropriate, to include acolyte service; and
• Take part in the rotation of preaching and presiding at the 8am and 11am weekly services.

In relation to Youth Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Take a lead role in articulating theology to inform programming for and about youth;
• Take a lead role, in collaboration with the Rector, Committee, and others as invited, in developing an overall strategy and implementation plan for youth ministry;
• Plan and execute weekly, Sunday-morning middle school class, either directly or through oversight of volunteers;
• Provide organizational support for ongoing youth ministries with in-place volunteer leadership, including:
o the monthly, Sunday-morning food ministry; and
o non Sunday-morning activities that provide opportunities for relationship-building and spiritual reflection;
• Plan and execute the yearly youth trip, which currently alternates annually between a service trip and pilgrimage;
• Develop additional opportunities for youth to gather, in particular with a focus on faith-development;
• Work with volunteers to reformulate a confirmation program;
• Meet with Rector and parish staff, as needed; and
• Communicate with youth, their parents, and the parish at large about plans and activities.

In relation to Children’s Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Provide theological support to the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries (CCM);
• Collaborate with the CCM to develop an integrated program for Children’s and Youth Ministries; and
• Collaborate with the CCM to provide support to families with children spanning the age brackets or approaching the transition from childhood to teenage-hood.

Start date: By September 1, 2020

Initial application deadline: May 4, 2020. Subsequently, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector

Rector - The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, Phila.


Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,


The Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany, Philadelphia, PA

The Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany is a vibrant parish community in Center City Philadelphia that has been connecting people and the transformative spirit for over 120 years. It is a varied and unified congregation characterized by a culture of healing & support, a place where all may offer their weaknesses & strengths, and where there is deep respect for each person. We are a welcoming parish family of 250 members who have found support, solace, and connection in this place. Worship is central to our collective life as we reach out to each other, to organizations that share our space, and to our larger neighborhood community.

As a congregation, we are seeking an engaging and gifted priest who will be a spiritual guide, a community builder, and a collaborative partner who will help us identify skills that we may not know we have, who can awaken abilities that may have been resting, and work with us in discern God’s call.

This church has been blessed with wonderful, long-term leadership and looks forward to its next chapter. The new rector will consider the tenure of the prior rector as a bright light instead of a long shadow. As affirmed in their Parish Profile: “We treasured him, and we will treasure you, too.”

The parish profile is located at

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,

Rector - Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,


Poised to enter into an exciting new chapter in the life of the parish, Washington Memorial Chapel is seeking a Rector uniquely qualified to partner with and lead the chapel as it continues to grow in its dual missions of worshiping God and honoring the legacy of George Washington.
Located in historic Valley Forge National Historical Park, the chapel sits on over 40 acres and hosts tens of thousands of visitors to its campus each year. Tourists and parishioners alike are captivated by the 115 year-old Gothic revival chapel, the 58-bell carillon tower, and the tree-lined serenity of the churchyard. All are welcome at one of the Chapel’s three weekend worship services, each grounded in the liturgical traditions of the Episcopal Church. An active and dedicated community of laity and staff supports a wide range of ministries, caring for those both within the parish walls and beyond.
The next rector will serve as pastor, spiritual leader, a key partner for the capital campaign, and engaging preacher with the ability to inspire all to live as followers of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel to the world.

The parish profile can be found at:

Rector - St. John's, Concord

576 Concord Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Full Time

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


Saint John's Concord seeks an inspirational spiritual leader as their next rector. They are a congregation of over 600 members founded in 1702 and located on 15-acres in Glen Mills, PA. Saint John's is a heart friendly church where all are truly welcome. They engage the community through youth & adult education, fellowship opportunities, pastoral care and outreach both locally and in Guatemala.

Parishioners enthusiastically welcome newcomers and offer support to the congregation with time, talent and treasure. Their goal is to grow with intent; maintaining intimacy and reaching all generations through fellowship, to nurture spiritual growth and to be a welcoming community with a strong commitment to seeking, serving and growing in Christ.

The next rector will be a consensus-building leader who is personable, empathetic and accessible to their church family while they work together to discern God's call for the future of Saint John's Church.

Rector - St. Thomas', Whitemarsh

St. Thomas', 7020 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Full Time

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,


St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh is looking for a spiritual leader to be their next Rector. They are a suburban congregation of 1000 members located on a 48-acre hilltop campus with a 300-year history. Worship is at the heart of all that they do. St. Thomas’ campus is a spiritual oasis, and they believe that it is meant to be shared with others. As a community, they are active, knowledgeable, creative and heartfelt in their enthusiasm, with a strong commitment to respond to those in need locally, nationally, and globally. They feel called to go deeper spiritually and to continue growing a culture of generosity.
The next rector will be a spiritual guide, an inspiring preacher, a community builder and a partner in leadership who will journey with their community and those they serve, as they discern God’s call together.
The parish profile is located at

Interested applicants should send cover, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph,

Associate - African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (Overbrook) – Philadelphia

Full Time

The Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw,  and


Associate to the Rector For Parish Life and Youth Ministries

Skills, Gifts and Passions for Ministry

- An ability to work collaboratively and creatively, teaching and learning in community
- An ability to communicate through conversation: i.e. speaking, writing, and using technology and media in ministry
- Care for one’s own spiritual and physical health / growth: i.e. Sabbath time, prayer life, study, worship, etc.
- Passion for creative liturgy
- Passion for Christian formation for all ages: i.e. bible classes
- Passion for pastoral care and visitations

Responsibilities / Expectations / Supervision

- Reports directly to the rector and is under the supervision of the rector
- Maintains regular daily office hours, unless away on pastoral duties, visitations or meetings
- Fulfills weekly pastoral visitations to hospitalized and infirm parishioners
- Creates and nurtures the Young Adult Ministries of the parish, including our students away in school and neighboring St. Joseph’s University
- Assists and participates in all liturgical activities
- Exercises other pastoral duties as requested by the rector (preaching, presiding, counseling, bible classes, etc.)
- Avails herself/himself for emergency calls when the rector is away on business, vacation, off days, etc.)
- Participates in the general life and ministries of the parish and perform such other duties as required by the rector.

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Responsibilities Specific to Youth Ministries

- Must be energetic, creative and passionate about working with youth;
- Must Recruit youth to become active members of the parish;
- Must organize / design / revamp / create dynamic opportunities for youth Ministry;
- Must recruit and work with adult leaders for youth
- Must support and work with the leadership of Church School, Scouts, GFS, Acolytes, and any other youth ministry of the parish;

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. Such duties and responsibilities may be changed from time to time by the rector as needed for the furtherance of the parish’s vision and its membership.

Contact: The Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw
17th Rector
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
6361 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA. 19151
(215) 473 – 3065

Send Letter of Interest, Bio and OTM Profile to: The Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw and