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

Emmanuel Episcopal 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.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Chenango Bridge

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
728 River Road
Chenango Bridge, NY 13745

Position Type: Priest-in-Charge, full-time
Church Type: Suburban
Average Sunday Attendance: 140

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

Profile: View parish profile.

“It is the desire of the parish to call a priest to St. Mark’s who will provide pastoral care to our members, help our youth programs remain strong, challenge us to grow as Christians and guide us to serve the needs of the world at large. When asked to reflect on their reasons for joining St. Mark’s, our parishioners overwhelmingly recounted personal experiences of St. Mark’s as a welcoming place for all to worship God. Members are known to be very friendly and accepting of people from diverse backgrounds. We like to have fun, and also be challenged and inspired to integrate scripture into our daily lives. St. Mark’s in the words of one, “is a good place to be!” and a “haven for love, hope and fellowship and the renewal of the soul.” In the wake of this global pandemic, we need a strong leader who can engage with us remotely and has a knowledge of technology as a medium for communication until we can safely worship together. We hope to find a priest who will continue our adult bible study, offer meaningful instruction before confirmation and the sacraments, support our music program and of course, nurture our children and young families. Our parishioners value a preacher who is able to relate the gospel to our everyday life, while allowing for questioning and conversation. We value the importance of scripture, tradition, and reason.”
Christ Episcopal Church, Manlius

Christ Episcopal Church
407 East Seneca Turnpike
Manlius, NY 13104

Position posting available at

Position Type: Rector, full-time
Church Type: Suburban
Average Sunday Attendance: 87

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


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Christ Church is known as a welcoming, caring, generous community where we strive to be open and respectful to all who come into our church. We love music and creative liturgy. We are looking for a new rector who can both nurture this welcoming and open community and who will challenge us to continue to seek out new ways to show God’s love in our ministries. Our Mission statement reads: “Transforming ourselves and our community through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ”. Our congregation has similar challenges in today’s world, and we seek a rector who finds these as opportunities for growing both within our congregation and outside to our greater community.

We are seeking a new Rector who makes known God’s loving presence to all our Parishioners. We are a congregation that spans multiple generations, and we strive to love, value, support, and honor all who come to us. We seek a new Rector who exhibits and has a desire and conviction for Social Ministry and Justice actions in a variety of experiences. Our congregation enjoys the diversity of our worship experiences in both liturgy and music. We like sermons that challenge us to live as better Christians through witty, humorous, scripture-based examples in the 21st century world we live in. Our next Rector should possess the qualities of a faithful teacher along with leadership skills of one who guides and works as a full partner in our Adult/Youth Christian education and worship planning. Our paid staff organist and music director are eager to engage in a full partnership with you. Our recent use of Zoom and YouTube has taught us that there are many avenues to making our ministry and community known in a broader arena. In our search for a new Rector, we will be seeking an individual with both experience in current technology, and creativity for this evolving use of technology in worship and making connections in our parish. The lighted steeple of Christ Church in the night sky reminds us of Christ Church’s place in the community where our congregation has lived and worked for over 200 years. We believe that the candidate who has had experience developing and sustaining creative, new social and community ministries with all age groups can take us forward into our new chapter for living out all aspects of our Baptismal vows.


Open Positions for Lay Employees

Current Openings

Foundation of the Diocese: Recording Secretary

The Foundation of the Diocese of Central New York, a 501(c)3 organization, provides grants and loans to support the ministry of parishes of the Diocese. The Foundation is seeking a Recording Secretary.

The Recording Secretary is responsible for:

  • taking minutes at the four Board meetings and four Screening and Review Meetings and distributing those minutes within a week
  • setting up the meetings via Zoom
  • sending out meeting agendas
  • receiving and distributing Grant and Loan Applications along with questions and answers
  • corresponding with requestors of loans and grants to notify them of application status or updates required to their application.

Pay is $2,500 per year.

Experienced parish administrators (active or retired) would have favorable background for this function.

St. Paul's Church, Endicott: Director of Music

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Endicott, New York seeks a Director of Music (organist/pianist) for Sunday 10:00 a.m. services. The Director of Music leads a rehearsal with a small 10-person vocal choir, an adult hand bell choirs and a high school age hand bell choir and a children’s chime choir.  Selects hymn, service music and anthems for Sunday services. Additional services includes weddings, funerals, Christmas eve, 8 AM service Easter Sunday, one Ash Wednesday Service and Good Friday.

For additional information, or to send a resume please call (607)748-8118 or by email to [email protected] or by mail to:

The Rev. John R. Martinichio
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
200 Jefferson Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

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. Paul’s Church, Owego: Director of Music

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Owego, New York seeks a Director of Music (organist/choir director) for Sunday 10:00 a.m. services.  The Director of Music leads rehearsal once per week with the Adult Choir and is responsible for selecting hymns, service music and anthems to be sung at all services.   Additional special services will be held throughout the Church year especially during Christmas and Easter.  Compline is sung with organist accompaniment one Friday per month from September through May.  The Director of Music may also be asked to play weddings and funerals.

For additional information, or to send a resume please call (607)687-2830 or email  [email protected] or by mail to:

The Rev. Trula Hollywood

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

117 Main Street

Owego, NY 13827

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