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

Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse

Grace Episcopal Church
819 Madison St
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Position Type: Rector, half-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.

About Grace

The mission of Grace Episcopal Church is to devote ourselves to the teachings of Jesus Christ, to celebrate together the Eucharist, and to spread the knowledge of the love of God throughout our community. The foundation of Grace Church is its loving congregation that welcomes and embraces diversity and seeks to unify people of all ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. In accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to increase our spiritual growth, to feed the hungry, give relief to the sick, tend to those in need, and promote peace, justice, and love.

Grace Church has a rich heritage of urban outreach and witness for social justice. Grace deeply values this inheritance and works to perpetuate it through the ministries of our congregation. We are a diverse parish — ethnically, culturally, and economically. Our diversity reflects our strong commitment to equality, tolerance, and reconciliation in the world beyond our doors. We believe that the solutions to injustice and violence are found not only in our compassion for and acceptance of each person but in our belief in the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. We are a friendly and receptive parish. We strive to live fully into our Church’s motto, “Friendship and Service,” by being a compassionate and caring community of Christians, serving one another as well as the community at-large.

Our Goals for the Future

  • Preserve our diverse congregation and expand our membership by reaching out to students and faculty of nearby colleges, residents in our surrounding neighborhood and members of the greater Syracuse area.
  • Grow our financial resources and create ways to increase stewardship and maximize use of facilities to maintain our ability to do great things with limited resources.
  • Enhance our outreach mission projects to better serve our community.
  • Improve and maintain our excellent pastoral care and Christian Formation programs to provide us with the spiritual support and tools we need to better serve one another as well as those in our community.
St. James' Episcopal Church, Clinton

St. James’ Episcopal Church
9 Williams Street
Clinton, NY 13323

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Position Type: Rector, full-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 63 (in person and on zoom)

Rectory available.

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

About St. James’

St. James’ Episcopal Church, part of the Diocese of Central New York, is a small parish in a vibrant college community. We have an active congregation, dedicated lay leaders, and a long history in the Village of Clinton.

We are searching for a full-time Rector to affirm who we are, to help us discover who we can become, and to work with us to enrich our community and our world.

We seek a person who will care deeply for all in our congregation from the youngest to the oldest, who will work hard to teach us, guide us, and inspire us to a deeper faith, and who will help us discern where and how we might do good in the world –around us now and in the future.

Specifically, we seek a rector who: (this list was compiled by the search committee)

  • Offers spiritual leadership: someone who models personal spirituality and fosters spirituality in others and who writes and delivers a thoughtful sermon.
  • Sees her/himself as a teacher: someone who is comfortable working with children, who is excited and energetic about reviving children’s and youth ministry, and who organizes adult education that promotes spiritual growth.
  • Is a communicator and a good listener: someone who engages all people with respect and who manages conflict in ways that lead to healthy resolution.
  • Shares her/his vision and new ideas with the congregation: someone who is a collaborator and who encourages lay leadership and participation.
  • Considers ways to grow the parish: someone who will connect and collaborate with the local community.
  • Is authentic, transparent and trustworthy in all relationships.
  • Has administrative skills: someone who is organized and who has the necessary understanding of church financials.

Contact Information

If you’re interested in discerning with St. James’, Clinton, please send your Resume/CV, OTM profile and letter of interest to:

The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent
Canon for Transitions and Church Development, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
[email protected]
direct phone line: (315) 352-5322

Preference will be given to applications received before September 15, 2022.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
12 Mill Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

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Position Type: Rector, full-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 52

Rectory available.

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

About St. Peter’s

The mission of St. Peter’s is:  To grow in God’s image and to spread Christ’s kingdom, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

St. Peter’s vision is that: God calls and we respond until all rejoice in the Lord, in harmony with creation and with one another.

What is St. Peter’s looking for in a new Rector?

Following several Parish Meetings, and after review of the responses to the Parish Survey, the Search Committee has summarized what it is looking for in a Rector:

  • St. Peter’s is a congregation that is connected by its Christian fellowship, and is searching for a Rector who will enjoy being the spiritual leader of our flock, and will provide pastoral care to our Parishioners during their times of need.
  • St. Peter’s embraces its Episcopal identity, and is searching for a Rector who shares this identity and enjoys celebrating services in the traditional liturgy of the Episcopal Church. St. Peter’s values its music program and is searching for a Rector who will support our music program.
  • St. Peter’s values its active role in the Cazenovia community, and is searching for a Rector who will be an involved member of the Cazenovia community.
  • St. Peter’s values its outreach, and its activism and is searching for a Rector who will participate in community groups such as Cazenovia Welcomes Refugees.
  • St. Peter’s understands that in order to attract new members, including families with children, we may need to offer new and different types of programming in addition to our traditional Sunday services and is searching for a Rector willing to create and lead such programming.
  • St. Peter’s is in a solid financial position, and is searching for a Rector who understands Church business, and will take an active role in the management of The Key consignment shop.
  • St. Peter’s values hearing the Gospel, and preaching that connects the lives of our Parishioners to the teachings of Jesus in an inspired manner that challenges the congregation.
  • St. Peter’s embraces diversity and is conducting its search for a Rector without regard to race, gender, age, or sexual preference.

Other Open Positions (Ordination not Required)

Current Openings

St. Matthew's, Liverpool: Parish Administrator

Parish Administrator (Part-time)

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Liverpool is seeking a part-time Parish Administrator for twenty hours a week (schedule is negotiable). The Parish Administrator works with the Rector to manage the administration of the parish, including communications, facility use, record keeping, and providing support to the Rector and various committees. The Parish Administrator is often the first point of contact for members and the community and must have an attitude of welcoming and helpful hospitality.

Skills required include:

  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse personalities
  • Strong integrity, honesty, and confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn ACS Realm (church management software), Google Drive and applications, Constant Contact, Facebook, WordPress, Canva, Zoom, and other software applications as necessary
  • Using social media and other means to publicize the congregation’s ministries

This position includes paid vacation time, sick leave, and holidays.

Please send a cover letter and resume, including references to The Rev. Paul Frolick, rector, at [email protected] Please direct any questions to Fr. Paul at his email or call his cell at 585- 241-9317.

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