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

Fulltime Interim Assistant/Associate Rector - Christ Church, Phila.

Christ Church, 20 N. American Street, Phila., PA 19106

Full Time

Applicants should submit the following electronically to the Rev. Susan Richardson, Interim Rector,  srichardson@christchurchphila.org:

Description

Christ Church Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of the Episcopal Church and a historic site for the country, is a progressive and public parish that comprises several areas: the worshiping community, the music program, the Farmer’s Market, artists and performers who utilize Neighborhood House, and the thousands who come here yearly for educational experiences. We have a vibrant, team-oriented staff, dedicated and highly skilled lay leadership, and volunteers in every aspect of parish life.

We seek a fulltime clergy assistant to the Interim Rector who can partner with us in the range of normal parish activities, as well as support the special activities and reflections of this exciting year of transition, as we search for a new installed rector

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
• Strong, seasoned preaching skills
• An ability with and commitment to work with our youth, young adult (the Bridge), and newcomers (Journeys class) programs
• 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 basic 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
• Assisting Interim Rector and Director of Music with liturgical leadership and supporting and coordinating with the Director of Music and the Parish Administrator
• Preaching and presiding at the Holy Eucharist
• Pastoring and presence with the vestry
• Providing pastoral care for all ages
• 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 Interim Rector
• Participating in the life and ministry of 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, including 5 Sundays, of vacation, one week of continuing education
• Other standard clergy benefits, including family leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan (Church Pension Fund).

Applicants should submit the following electronically to the Rev. Susan Richardson, Interim Rector, srichardson@christchurchphila.org:
A letter of interest (500 words max); c.v.; four references; OTM profile

Full-Time Position Rector - Trinity, Solebury

Trinity, Solebury

Full Time

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

 

To view more information about our parish and to view our parish profile, please visit trinitysolebury.org/newcalling

Description

What is Trinity Church seeking in a new Rector?

Following several Parish Meetings, and after review of the responses to the Parish Survey, the Vestry and Search Committee have summarized what we are seeking in a Rector:
• The energy and skill to lead Trinity’s dynamic committed parish
• Love of the Episcopal liturgy, and love of the role of music in the service
• Honest, generosity, and candor
• Humility
• Excellent communication skills
• Sermons with Biblical, as well as real-world and local relevance that grab us and inspire us
• Deep commitment to all aspects of pastoral care
• Desire and ability to:
- Hear and listen; to step into others’ shoes; to empathize with and understand individuals’ perspectives
- Reach out to children and youth
- Appreciate and utilize our skills as volunteers and lead us to the next chapter of Trinity
- Encourage and develop Trinity’s outreach in the areas of social justice, community and interfaith engagement
- Maximize and maintain the gift of our physical plant and sanctuary
- Develop and maintain the financial health of the parish
- To inspire, motivate and hold us accountable . . . and occasionally to make us a little uncomfortable.

Associate for Transition Ministry - Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA

Full Time

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

Description

FUNCTION:
The primary function of this position is to provide support to the Canon for Transition Ministry and Office of Transitions in areas that pertain to clergy transitions, the discernment and ordination processes and other areas support in specified areas pertaining to the care of clergy and congregations.
The Associate for Transition Ministry is a diocesan staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of administrative, clerical, and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Office of Transition in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
He/she/they must be a seasoned and highly competent collaborator, well organized, with good people skills, pastoral sensitivity, the ability to keep a cool head under pressure. They/she/he must be able to use independent, sound judgment when the need arises.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
• Assists Canon for Transition Ministry with clergy transitions
• Assists Canon for Transition Ministry with discernment process program planning
• Coordinates scheduling of psychological, child protection testing and background check and files reports in confidential files.
• Publication of discernment process information
• Oversee logistics for ordinations for the diocese

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR PROFICIENCY LEVELS
• Knows Jesus.
• Master’s in Divinity (or equivalent experience).
• Personal computer background with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including ability to learn new computer programs and platforms.
• Ability to multi-task and manage busy desk; flexibility required; work duties are subject to interruption and must be able to prioritize tasks.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Relates well with various professionals, clergy, laity and peers.
• Ability to maintain composure under stress and attend to people in crisis.
• Good judgment regarding sensitive matters. Ability to accept responsibility, and maintain confidentiality regarding pastoral communications.
• Sense of humor.
• Self-motivated and able to work with no supervision.
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and ability to take initiative.

Clergy, Full time

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

Interim Position – Trinity Memorial Church, Philadelphia

Trinity Memorial Church, Philadelphia, PA

Full Time

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

Description

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

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 

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