Open Clergy Positions

The Diocese of Central New York seeks clergy leaders who can help our faith communities live into our vision “to be the passionate presence of Christ for one another and the world we are called to serve.”

If you are discerning a call to new ministry, we invite you to review our parish openings listed below and prayerfully consider if your gifts and abilities match what this faith community seeks.

Questions? Please contact The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Canon for Transition and Church Development by e-mail or phone: (315) 474-6596 x129 (office).

Current Openings

Canon to the Ordinary for Mission Development

Working in partnership with the Bishop, the Canon to the Ordinary for Mission Development serves as Chief of the Diocesan Staff and assists the diocesan community in effectively making our Rule of Life, Mission Statement and Vision Statement a reality by:

  • offering supervision and spiritual leadership for staff, leadership teams, clergy, Commission on Ministry and ministry formation of the diocese of Central New York;
  • assisting with the continued development of social and economic justice initiatives, expanding opportunities for an educate-to-action approach focused on dismantling systemic white privilege, dehumanization in all forms, including appropriation and inequality;
  • expanding our support as allies with LGBTQ+, new Americans, and in our current partnerships with InterFaith Works, the Samaritan Center, and other civic agencies.

A successful candidate will:

  • be an energetic person of grounded faith, prayer and dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Way of Love;
  • be someone who is actively ‘doing their work’ in terms of their own personal, spiritual, and social growth and development;
  • be a priest in good standing in The Episcopal Church to fully support and encourage formation and sacramental ministry in the Diocese;
  • be a collaborative leader who also possesses the ability to make hard decisions;
  • understand how to cultivate safety and courage within a diocesan community;
  • value transparency, curiosity, learning, accountability, and compassion;
  • value compassionate truth telling and vulnerability;
  • have excellent administrative and organizational abilities;
  • utilize humor appropriately as a way of cultivating joy, hope, and honest relationships;
  • possess the ability to listen deeply;
  • have a demonstrated ability to journey with people, with acceptance, nurture, accountability, and compassion;
  • have experience creating collaborative and focused mutual ministry;
  • be a natural encourager;
  • have wisdom and experience to share in dismantling racism;
  • enjoy working with diverse populations in collaborative ways.

To apply, please send resume/CV, letter of interest and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent at [email protected]  Preference will be given to applications received before August 23rd.

Emmanuel Church, Adams

Emmanuel Church
40 East Church Street
Adams, NY 13605
(315) 232-2916

Position posting available at
Parish profile below.

Position Type: Priest-in-Charge, half-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 33

Currently receiving names.
Candidates, please send  resume, completed OTM profile and letter of interest to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.


We are a small parish located in rural Jefferson County, NY, about 60 miles north of Syracuse. Our church is 169 years young. We have begun our search for a priest to serve our congregation on a part-time basis.

We are an active congregation of committed Christians, looking to serve God, each other and our community. We have been blessed by the services of our parish priest, Fr. Jerry Wichelns, for the past three years, and we also have many active lay-led ministries. Among these: lay-led Morning Prayer services, a men’s fellowship group, a women’s Bible study group, a women’s prayer group, adult and children’s education and pastoral ministries to the ill and infirm. Members of Emmanuel also coordinate many outreach ministries, including community dinners, rummage sales, a Christmas bazaar, Operation Christmas Child, providing Christmas stockings to underprivileged children, and Livemore Ministries, an ecumenical women’s fellowship organization.

We are seeking a passionate spiritual leader who is interested in getting to know us, learning our stories and joining our faith community. We look for skills that include biblical preaching and teaching and the ability to help people apply scriptural truths to their individual lives. We would also like a priest who will provide counseling and who has a heart for pastoral care.

We see ourselves as a warm, welcoming community that is excited about growing spiritually and adding new people to our congregation. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in learning more about this position.

Grace Church, Elmira

Grace Episcopal Church
375 West Church Street
Elmira, New York 14901

Position posting available at
Download the Grace Church OTM Ministry Portfolio.

Position Type: Priest-in-Charge, full-time
Church Type: Urban
Average Sunday Attendance: 35

Currently receiving names.

Candidates, please send resume, completed OTM profile and letter of interest to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.

In the vestry’s own words, “We are pledging a significant portion of our reserve funds to call a properly skilled, full-time priest for a minimum of 5 years. We realize the changes we have articulated here constitute our last best hope for the future. This is our gamble, and we are taking full responsibility for it. The new priest is not responsible for “saving Grace Church.” We are asking for knowledgeable, collaborative, and compassionate leadership to walk with us toward that goal. The mission statement approved by vestry: “We make God’s love known through active ministry in the community in which God has placed us.”

St. Margaret's House, New Hartford (Chaplain)

Chaplain, St. Margaret’s Ecumenical & Retreat Center, New Hartford, NY

Duties include:

Oversee and maintain the schedule of worship services at St. Margaret’s House. Conduct or arrange for another Priest to conduct regular worship services as required.

Oversee the maintenance of supplies, care of linens, vestments, and appointments, cleaning and adornment of the Chapel so that it is always an available, welcoming, and a restful place for prayer and meditation. Maintain Chapel in good order. Provide for such training as may be needed for anyone asked to launder Chapel linens, clean and care for sacred vessels, or do general Altar Guild work.

Work with the Executive Director of St. Margaret’s Corporation to maintain and expand programs for the enhancements of worship and spiritual growth offered by the house.

Attend monthly staff meetings.

Meet with the Executive Director monthly.

To apply: Please forward cover letter and resume to Judith H. Reilly, Executive Director, St. Margaret’s Corporation, 47 Jordan Road, New Hartford, NY  13413 or jr[email protected] . Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019. 

Open Positions for Lay Employees

Current Openings

St. James' Church, Pulaski: Church Musician

St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pulaski, New York seeks a Church Musician (organist, pianist or guitarist) for Sunday 10:00 a.m. services. Musician also leads a pre-worship rehearsal with a small choir and collaborates with the rector in selecting hymns for worship services. Compensation ranges from $75 to $100 weekly depending on experience. Musician also has first right of acceptance/refusal for additional services such as funerals and weddings.

For additional information, please call (315) 298-2106.

To apply, please submit resume by email to [email protected] or by mail to:

St. James’ Episcopal Church
ATTN: Musician Search
PO Box 0433
Pulaski, NY 13142

St. Thomas' Church, Slaterville Springs: Organist

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Slaterville Springs seeks a pipe organist for a congregation that loves to sing! Please contact Muriel Likel at (607) 844-9518 or [email protected] for information.

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