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

gracesyracuse.org

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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.
Church of the Saviour, Syracuse

Church of the Saviour
437 James St
Syracuse, NY 13203

thechurchofthesaviour.org

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Position Type: Vicar, 25% time
Church Type: Urban
Average Sunday Attendance: 29

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

About Church of the Saviour

Our parish was organized in 1848, as the first freely seated church in the diocese (and only the second in the entire state), on the belief that all should be welcome in God’s house, regardless of their means. The parish’s first Rector, Dr. Gregory, supported many tenets of the Anglo-Catholic movement, combining a commitment to social justice with the beauty of traditional liturgy. And this tradition has continued to the current day. The parish is welcoming and inclusive, including the LGBTQIA+ community. And in recent years, to a large influx of Burmese refugees, who
have reinvigorated parish life.

The ideal candidate should be:

  • Enthusiastic (or at least comfortable) with worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.
  • Welcoming to all people, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. And we will consider candidates for the position, regardless (inclusive) of these criteria.
  • Able to preach thoughtfully based on the lectionary.
  • Confident and organized running meetings. Able to work collaboratively with the Vestry in solving problems and addressing conflict.

This is a part-time (25%) position. If the candidate is also serving another parish, we will try to be as flexible as possible in accommodating your schedule. Our current 11:15 AM worship time was established because our retiring vicar also served another parish, with an earlier Mass time.

Worship:

  • We celebrate Solemn High Mass every Sunday, at 11:15 AM, using Rite One.
  • The priest is assisted by at least one server.
  • The Gloria, Nicene Creed, Sanctus, Lord’s prayer, and Agnus Dei are sung by the congregation and choir. The Psalm is done in Anglican chant. And other parts of the service are chanted,
    including the Gospel reading (after which the Gospel is read in their Karen language by a Burmese member of the congregation).
  • We typically have 20-25 people attending Sunday Mass. Prior to the pandemic we had 30-35 people in attendance on a typical Sunday.

The current church building dates to 1912. It was designed by Dr. Ralph Adams Cram, who is known for St. Thomas Church in NYC, and the redesign of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine as a Gothic structure. Cram’s contributions were such that his birthday, May 16 th , is observed as a feast day on the Liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church. At Saviour, he created a lofty and inspiring space that fosters contemplation and is well suited for worship in the “high church” tradition.

St. Mark the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Syracuse

St. Mark the Evangelist Episcopal Church
1612 West Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13204

stmarkssyracuse.com

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Position Type: Rector, half-time
Church Type: Urban
Average Sunday Attendance: 50

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

About St. Mark’s
The Episcopal Church of St. Mark the Evangelist is a unique parish located in the Diocese of Central New York in Syracuse. It is a destination church for both urban and suburban people. It has active parishioners involved in spiritual growth, pastoral ministries and outreach to the community. We are 25 years young, formed from four Episcopal churches of the Episcopal Syracuse Urban Cluster.

The result is an energetic, outward-looking, faith-filled and diverse body of individuals who make this church their spiritual home. We strive to reflect the teachings of Christ in our actions as well as the spoken word. Because we attract a rich blend of people, we have a variety of programs including a vibrant youth group, an emerging Sunday School, social groups that focus on mission, a wonderful music program, and vigorous outreach programs to the neighborhood. In our 25-year partnership with neighboring Porter Elementary School, we work with staff and parents to provide support for the students and their families. Our church building is open daily to many outside organizations for community activities.

St. Mark the Evangelist will be a beacon on the west side of Syracuse, New York, attracting people of every background, age and heritage to:

  • its joyful worship
  • its environment for spiritual growth
  • its thriving mission and outreach programs, and
  • its welcoming and inclusive openness to all God’s children.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia

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

stpeterscaz.org

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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

Foundation of the Diocese: Recording Secretary

The Foundation of the Diocese of Central New York, which also functions as the Property Committee of the Diocesan Board, seeks a Recording Secretary. This is a paid position ($2,500 per year).

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend four Foundation Board/Property Committee meetings and four Screening and Review meetings (held on weekdays).
  • Take minutes for these meetings and distribute within one week.
  • Set up Zoom links for these meetings and distribute meeting agendas in advance.
  • Receive, file and distribute Grant and Loan Applications.
  • Correspond with potential applicants regarding application eligibility and requirements; correspond with applicants regarding application status and to request additional information.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Zoom is preferred.

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

Please send resume to Henry Wakefield, President of the Foundation Board, at [email protected].

Grace, Baldwinsville: Communications Coordinator

Grace Episcopal Church, Baldwinsville seeks a part-time Communications Coordinator for approximately 16 hrs./week Sept-May and 12/hrs./week Jun- Aug. The Communications Coordinator works with the rector and ministry leaders to produce and deliver print, electronic, web and social media communications, scheduling and record-keeping.

Office hours are negotiable; envisioned as a 3 or 4-day work week. Wage is $15.00-19.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Job package includes paid vacation time, sick time, and holidays. A pre-employment background check is required, and Safe Church training will be required. See full description at www.GraceEpiscopalBaldwinsville.org.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé, including references to: [email protected] or Grace Episcopal Church P.O. Box 6, Baldwinsville NY 13027.

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