Associate Priest Full Time

@ St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
  • Rochester, New York View on Map
  • Denomination: Episcopal
  • Job Category: Associate Pastor
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2023
  • Application Closed
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    Job Description

    St. Thomas’, Rochester is seeking an Associate Priest, who will fully share in the sacramental, pastoral, and priestly ministry and life of the church. The Associate Priest will collaborate with and support the Rector, the staff, and lay leaders. The Associate Rector will report to the Rector. They will help plan liturgy, lead worship and Christian Formation. A Priest with two years’ experience is preferable but not required.

    St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is in Rochester, New York, bordering the town of Brighton. Our location is one foot in the city with its diversity and urban concerns, and one foot in a religiously diverse suburb. St. Thomas’ takes seriously the call to discipleship through Bible study, book studies and learning through fellowship and dialogue. We are a learning community willing to take risks, try new things and find ways to partner with neighbors to work for justice and to be bearers of love in the world.

    We are seeking a person:

    • With a passionate commitment to follow Jesus and to form disciples of all ages.
    • Who is passionate about parish ministry and feels called to associate ministry.
    • Who is a learner and is interested in mentoring our Education for Ministry program.
    • Who is passionate about equipping lay ministers
    • Who is a creative self-starter with organizational skills.
    • Who is welcoming, approachable and can relate to a wide range of people.

    Expectations of the Associate:

    • To take their vacations
    • To use their continuing education to support their ministry and passions
    • To understand the importance of self-care

    St. Thomas’ will offer a competitive salary, full SECA Reimbursement (15.3%), a portion of health insurance, and pension. Candidates from historically underrepresented demographics in the clerical order are especially encouraged to apply. The parish is asking for a minimum of three-year commitment for this position.

    Please submit resume and OTM profile to the Rector, the Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt by email.

    Application deadline closed.

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