Associate Rector Full Time

@ St. John’s Episcopal Church in Memphis
  • Memphis, Tennessee View on Map
  • Denomination: Episcopal
  • Job Category: Associate Pastor
  • Salary Range: $65 - $72
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2023
  • Application closes: 31 May 2023
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    The Associate Rector will fully share in the sacramental, pastoral, and priestly ministry and life of Saint John’s. They will work in close collaboration with the Rector, staff team, and parish family as a part of the Body of Christ in this neighborhood. The Associate Rector will report to and work in collaboration with the Rector. The Associate Rector will help plan and lead worship and Christian Formation. They will be responsible for recruitment, training, and ongoing development of broad lay leadership in numerous areas of parish life.

    The ideal candidate works well on a team, believes in a spirit of transparency and communication, and has deep love for God and God’s church. They have a working knowledge of technology, is comfortable in a task-based team-based approach and loves to be with people. They are creative, innovative, and able to execute ideas. The Associate Rector is a highly relational person with initiative and a demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages. We seek a priest who is comfortable being a generalist. Each day is a little different and the Associate Rector will be asked to use a wide variety of professional competencies every day.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Work collaboratively to plan the liturgical life of the parish

    Share in pastoral care responsibilities with the Rector

    Welcome and engagement of new members into the life of the parish

    Oversight of lay volunteers who assist in the liturgy – lay eucharistic ministers, lectors, vergers

    Lead worship, preach, and administer the sacraments on a rotating schedule with the Rector

    Plan, prepare and preside at funerals as needed

    Prepare couples for marriage, plan services and preside at weddings as needed

    Prepare families for baptism

    Development and oversight of a pastoral care system that is sustainable and lay led

    Oversight of bible study, confirmation and volunteer led formation gatherings

    Share planning and teaching responsibilities of adult formation with the Rector

    Work with the Rector, lay staff and vestry to respond to the changing needs of the parish

    Attend diocesan clergy gatherings, annual retreats, ecumenical events and serve on committees

    Undertaking other duties and special projects as directed by the Rector

    What are your passions? What can you do to enhance life at saint John’s? We would love to hear about it.


    Master of Divinity

    Ordained in the Episcopal Church

    Strong interpersonal and pastoral skills.

    Proficiency in basic office software and technology used to livestream services

    Salary and Benefits’ Package

    $65,000 – $72,000 annual salary compensation (negotiable based upon experience)

    Housing allowance

    Health insurance subsidized by employer with vision insurance included

    Dental insurance employee paid

    Life Insurance provided

    Short-term and long-term disability provided

    Defined contribution Pension Plan

    4 weeks annual vacation

    10 paid holidays annually

    Continuing education time and allowance

    Saint John’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Saint John’s offers opportunities for employment based on merit, without regard to gender, race, marital status, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other attributes that are not job- or performance-related.

    To apply email a letter of interest, resume, OTM profile, two sermons (audio/video link preferred) to Antoinette Cheney, Parish Administrator.

    Application closes: May 31, 2023

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