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? In this interim time as we wait to call our next Canon for Transition and Church Development, you can contact the Rev. Canon Tom Ferguson with your questions by e-mail or phone: (315) 474-6596 x133 (office).

Current Openings

St. Matthew's, Horseheads

St. Matthew’s, Horseheads New York, seeks a 1/4 time rector for a parish with an ASA of 30. View the parish profile here.

Grace and Holy Spirit, Cortland

Grace and Holy Spirit, Cortland seeks a 3/4-time rector.

View the parish profile here.

St. James' Episcopal Church, Skaneateles
St. James’ Episcopal Church



Position Type: Interim Rector, full-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 120 

Lakefront Rectory available.

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

Preference is given to applications received before May 15, 2023

About St. James’

St. James’ is a vibrant, open, joyful, fun-loving community of faith. We are intentional about growing in relationship with God and one another, about caring for the earth God created, and about serving the needs of the world God loves. St. James’ Episcopal Church is located on East Genesee Street in downtown Skaneateles. The church building is blessed to be right on the water capturing the amazing views of Skaneateles Lake.  2016 was the bicentennial year of the congregation, though the present building is “younger” and has recently undergone significant construction including a new roof and renovations to the nave and chapel.  St. James’ offers four unique services each week, providing a diverse range of worship options from quiet contemplative to formal to high-energy praise services. Eucharist or Communion is celebrated at all Sunday worship services. Wednesday is Evening Prayer found in the Book of Common Prayer.  

Our mission is: Igniting passion for Jesus Christ to change lives.

Our Core Beliefs:

  1. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became man, was crucified and died. On the third day He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven.
  2. We accept the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ as being fundamental to our understanding of our Triune God and one another.
  3. We accept that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired word of God and we seek to engage them in our daily lives.
  4. We believe that the Church must continually explore methods of conveying the Gospel in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner, while adhering to the eternal truth of the Gospel.

Our Core Values:

  1. We embrace a willingness to try old things in new ways in order to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. We appreciate that faith is a journey, that people are in different places in that journey, and that we must understand, respect, and love each other in the midst of these differences.
  3. We welcome differences of opinion and varied perspectives on issues and expect that such differences will be addressed with respect, love, honesty, directness, and acceptance of each person.
  4. We believe we are called to be peacemakers, practicing love and forgiveness in every relationship and activity.
  5. We are committed to personal integrity as we strive for excellence in all that we do.
  6. We are passionate about the wellbeing, education, safety, and nurture of children and youth. We welcome the participation of children, youth and families of all types, in all areas of our common life.
  7. We seek to engage people in small groups of ministry, learning, caring, growing, fellowship, and service.
  8. We believe that every ministry, activity, and action taken by the Church and its members must answer the question, “Does this help us to ignite passion for Jesus Christ to change lives, and to welcome all to seek, to share, to serve, and to celebrate God’s love and forgiveness?

We are searching for a full-time Interim Rector to begin ministry with us early in the fall of 2023.

Contact Information

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

The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent
Canon to the Ordinary for Transitions and Church Development, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

Preference will be given to applications received before May 15, 2023

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

Grace, Baldwinsville - Communications Coordinator
St. Matthew's, Liverpool - Parish Administrator & Communications Coordinator

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