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), (315) 882-5673 (mobile).

Current Openings

Christ Church, Clayton & St. John's, Cape Vincent

Christ Church, Clayton & St. John’s, Cape Vincent: Seeking Rector, Full-time

Christ Church: 235 John Street, Clayton, NY
St. John’s Church: 352 Market Street, Cape Vincent, NY and
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Position Type: Rector, full-time.
Church Type:  Towns (yoked parishes).
Average Sunday Attendance: 80

Accepting names until October 31st.
Candidates, please send Letter of Interest, OTM and resume to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.

Parish Description:

The yoked parishes of Christ Church and St. John’s seek an Episcopal Priest to lovingly lead us in doing God’s work in this majestic area of His creation.  The relationship between the two parishes is strong and mutually respectful.  Members of the congregations are great friends and family.  We work together on fundraising, Lenten study, spiritual growth, and sometimes, just get together for coffee or pizza.  The relationship carries over into the community insofar that the local school district encompasses the two towns of Cape Vincent and Clayton.  Members have gone to school together, worked together, and socialized together for years.


Christ Church is looking for a priest to lead and plan our Eucharist, offer us spiritual guidance and work with us to realize our mission statement. We need a leader to help increase our membership and reenlist former members. We need a leader to maintain and grow new and existing ministries. We are looking for a warm and welcoming heart to guide and lead us in pastoral care, to minister and visit our sick, hospitalized and shut in. We need an administrator to be the face of our fundraisers, to foster our financial wealth and encourage responsible fiscal actions for the betterment of our church and community.

St. John’s Church prayerfully wishes to call a priest to St. John’s who will love us and help us to love others as Jesus Christ exemplified. We aim to be inclusive and welcoming, thoughtful and informed, as we do God’s work together.

St. James' Church, Pulaski

St. James’ Church, Pulaski

St. James’ Church
24 Lake Street
Pulaski, New York 13142

No longer receiving names. Please contact The Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent for further information.

St. John's Church, Ithaca

St. John’s Church, Ithaca: Seeking Rector, Full-time

St. John’s Church
210 North Cayuga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

No longer receiving names. Please contact the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent for more information.

St. Matthew's Church, Liverpool

St. Matthew’s Church, Liverpool: Seeking Rector, Full-time

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
900 Vine Street
Liverpool, NY 13088
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Position Type: Rector, full-time.
Church Type: Suburban.
Average Sunday Attendance: 138
Communicants: 350

Accepting names until October 31st.
Candidates, please send Letter of Intent, OTM and resume to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.

Parish Description:

St. Matthew’s is a growing, healthy congregation with strong lay leadership, lots of children, and a well cared for (& not too big) charming building.  They are joyful, creative parish located within walking distance of the village of Liverpool (a close suburb of Syracuse, NY).

Seeking a full-time rector who is:

  1. Theologically sound with the ability to translate scripture into relatable sermons that address life experiences.
  2. Skills to work with children of all ages from pre-school to high school.
  3. Build worship both traditionally and non-traditionally that will inspire youth and adults into the full life and ministry of St. Matthews and the Episcopal Church.
  4. Manage and delegate responsibilities to develop leadership in St. Matthew?s.
  5. Provide compassionate care to those who are sick and in nursing homes, and make pastoral visits to those who need and ask for them.
  6. Empower individuals to feel safe and free to identify and develop their needs and gifts.
  7. Strong preacher.
  8. Technologically proficient.

Open Positions for Lay Employees

Current Openings

Christ Church, Manlius: Christian Formation Coordinator and Youth Group Leader

Christ Church, the Episcopal Church in the Village of Manlius, is seeking a person to serve as a part time Christian Formation Coordinator and Youth Group Leader. This new position would begin with 6-8 hours a week, with the possibility of an increase, at $12-$15 an hour depending upon experience. It will include being present on Sunday mornings during the program year from September to June, coordinating Church School teachers, and heading a team of Youth Group leaders. Candidates would also lead Youth Group activities with adults from the parish. The hours and position responsibilities are expected to expand after the first year depending upon the gifts and availability of the person serving.

For further information please contact Doris Stoddard, Parish Administrator, at (315) 682-5795 between 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Thursday, or by email at

Zion Episcopal Church & First Baptist Church, Rome: Church Organist and Music Director

First Baptist Church and Zion Episcopal Church, both in Rome, have an immediate opening for a Church Organist and Music Director to serve in both churches. Both have coordinated service times to permit music ministry on Sunday morning: Zion at 9:00 a.m. and First Baptist at 11:00 a.m.  Both churches have superior, well-maintained pipe organs and pianos as well as established choirs, music libraries, and sacred music traditions. Candidates will audition for this mutual position. Resumes and references only to Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty St., Rome 13440, and to First Baptist Church, 301 W. Embargo St., Rome, 13440.

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