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

Trinity Church, Watertown

Trinity Episcopal Church
227 Sherman Street, Watertown NY 13601
(315) 788-6290
trinitywatertown.org/contact

Parish profile available at trinitywatertown.org.
Community ministry portfolio available through otmportfolio.org.

Position Type: Rector, full-time
Church Type: Urban
Average Sunday Attendance: 82

Currently receiving names.
Candidates, please send  resume, completed OTM profile and letter of interest to the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent.  Applications will be received until a call is made.

Parish Description:
Trinity Episcopal Church is a worshiping and serving congregation anchored in the heart of downtown Watertown, New York, a small city and county seat near the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Trinity Church is a beautiful, large, historic church with a newer, energy-efficient parish center. The congregation worships using the 1979 BCP and 1982 Hymnal.

Position Description:
Trinity Episcopal Church is looking for a full-time rector who has the professional and personal qualities of a person whose heart is bound by God’s love, preaches God’s word, teaches biblical history, administers with integrity, leads parishioners into ministry in the community, and especially values music and pastoral care. Their new rector has a great opportunity to help form and lead the parish in connecting to the Fort Drum community.

Grace Church, Syracuse

Grace Church, Syracuse: Seeking Rector, Part-time (75%) 

Grace Episcopal Church
819 Madison Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 478-0901
[email protected]

Parish profile available at gracesyracuse.org.
Community ministry portfolio available through otmportfolio.org.

Position Type: Rector, part-time (75%)
Church Type: Urban
Average Sunday Attendance: 53

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

Parish Description:
Grace Church is a multi-cultural, welcoming, urban congregation near the campus of Syracuse University. They have a rich tradition of activism, including work on racial justice and LGBTQ equality, and they were pioneers in women’s ordination in The Episcopal Church. The congregation’s outreach ministries include a food pantry, Wednesday night neighborhood supper, and the Grace Project: transforming the lives of impoverished, at-risk young men—one life at a time.

Position Description:
Grace Church is seeking a part-time (75%) rector with the following qualifications:

  • Strong in pastoral care, attends to the needs of the parishioners and is a mentor to the lay ministry;
  • has the ability to balance caring for the church flock with bringing awareness of the needs of the larger world;
  • is committed to maintaining the multi-ethnic, socioeconomically diverse character of our church and continuing our long tradition of welcoming the LGBTQ community;
  • is interested in reestablishing our connection with Syracuse University;
  • is committed to positive social changes;
  • is compassionate, understanding, and kind.
Trinity Church, Seneca Falls

Trinity, Seneca Falls: Seeking Rector, Half-time

Trinity Episcopal Church
27 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5145
[email protected]

Parish profile available at trinitychurchsenecafallsny.com.
Community ministry portfolio available through otmportfolio.org.

Position Type: Rector, half-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 38

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

Parish Description:
Trinity Episcopal Church is one of the most beautiful churches in the Diocese of Central New York and is located in the Finger Lakes in the historic community of Seneca Falls.

Position Description:
Trinity Episcopal Church is looking for a half-time rector. After careful and prayerful consideration these are some of the traits the church is seeking in their new rector:

  • We are looking for an insightful and inspiring preacher with the ability to combine the message of the biblical lessons of the day with our current lives. Incorporating the priest’s own personal experiences is also seen as helpful.
  • Our congregation is aging but very active, so we need someone who is willing and able to think beyond the walls of Trinity to the greater community. We are firm believers that God’s work within and without the church are of equal importance.
  • We are seeking candidates with administrative and conflict management skills who can work effectively with all sorts of groups. Good time management is also seen as an important trait.
  • Last, but certainly not least, we desire someone who can provide sensitive pastoral care to those who are ill in body or spirit. We have a core lay group of pastoral leaders that do an excellent job, but there are times when a Rector is needed. If you are looking to make a change, to start a career or finish one, we hope you will consider us.

Open Positions for Lay Employees

Current Openings

St. James' Church, Clinton: Sunday School Instructor

St. James’ Episcopal Church, Clinton is hiring a part time Sunday School Instructor. This job entails leading programming for our youngest members on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Additional time is required to plan activities, prepare for Sunday mornings, and communicate with the parish about the program through our monthly newsletter. We will compensate up to 10 hours a week through Memorial Day. If the Instructor is interested in following the “Godly Play” curriculum, training is available. The complete job description and salary are available by contacting The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector at (315) 853-5359 or emailing [email protected]. Salary is dependent on applicant’s experience.

St. Peter's, Cazenovia: Lay Minister for Children & Youth Formation

St. Peter’s Church in Cazenovia is seeking a part-time Lay Minister for our growing Children and Youth Faith Formation. The ministry includes age appropriate formation/curriculum development and implementation, as well as volunteer coordinating and oversight. Reports to the Rector. Hours are flexible. Go to www.stpeterscaz.org for more information and an application or contact the parish office at (315) 655-9063

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