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
direct phone line: (315) 352-5322

Preference will be given to applications received before November 1, 2022.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Johnson City
All Saints Episcopal Church

475 Main Street
Johnson City, NY 13790

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Position Type: Rector, part-time
Church Type: Urban
Average Weekly Attendance: 30

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

About All Saints

We are members of the family of God who gather for worship, prayer, fellowship and service.
Together, we commit ourselves:

  • To love and care for one another;
  • To learn and grow in faith throughout our lives;
  • To share our resources in furthering God’s work;
  • To serve our community and world as God calls us.

We, the people of All Saints’, carry out our mission through the ministries of all our members.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Slaterville Springs
St. Thomas Episcopal Church

2720 Slaterville Road
Slaterville Springs, NY 14881

Position Type: Rector, quarter-time
Church Type: Rural
Average Weekly Attendance: 15

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

About St. Thomas

St. Thomas’ is a small rural victorian-era church located in Slaterville Springs, NY.  Our parishioners form a vibrant and caring community, unified in its determination to worship and thrive with the help of a dedicated part-time rector.  We are a diverse, yet cohesive group, inquiring and inclusive.  We value traditional services with music as an integral component.  We are also open to more modern and progressive approaches to liturgy and theology.  St. Thomas’ taps the talent in the room to host centering prayer, evening prayer, and theological discussions.  Many congregants have strong personal passions which vary from prayer to peace, food security and social justice.  Despite our small numbers, the parish has consistently found ways to engage with the larger world, for example, by partnering with the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, sponsoring a refugee family from Laos, Episcopal Relief and Development, United Thank Offering, and volunteering at a local food pantry.  We have also nurtured several parishioners (including our last rector) who sought to deepen their commitment to the faith by formal study leading to some form of ministry.

We are seeking a part-time rector who will encourage the spiritual development of the congregation; maintain a fine musical tradition; seek to make Jesus’ commandment to love one another relevant to daily life; is willing to preach in a manner which relates to the spiritual life of the community, contemporary issues, and social justice.

Church of the Epiphany, Sherburne
Church of the Epiphany
5 Classic Street
PO Box 538
Sherburne, NY 13460 Type: Supply Priest
Church Type: Rural
Average Weekly Attendance: 10-15Contact information: Ron or Phyllis Britton at
About Church of the Epiphany
Small, warm and inviting Central New York parish interested in a regular supply priest 1-2 times a month. Sunday Service time is 9:30. What is important to our parish: Our church community, our thrift shop, our commitment to continued worship at our church, and to any outreach we can possibly help with such as our local food bank and working with our local churches through the Sherburne Council of churches.

Other Open Positions (Ordination not Required)

Current Openings

Part Time Administrator (Christ Episcopal Church, Jordan)

Part Time Administrator (Christ Episcopal Church, Jordan)

Christ Church in Jordan, New York seeks a part time administrator to support its parish for 10-15 hours per week. Christ Church is willing to be flexible on days and times of work. Duties include:

  • Inputting information for checks via computer
  • Treasurer’s Reports
  • Bulletin Preparation
  • Newsletter Preparation
  • General Office work including: answering phones, filing

For more information, please reach out to Cherie Robinson

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