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

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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.

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. James' Church, Pulaski: Church Musician

St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pulaski, New York seeks a Church Musician (organist, pianist or guitarist) for Sunday 10:00 a.m. services. Musician also leads a pre-worship rehearsal with a small choir and collaborates with the rector in selecting hymns for worship services. Compensation ranges from $75 to $100 weekly depending on experience. Musician also has first right of acceptance/refusal for additional services such as funerals and weddings.

For additional information, please call (315) 298-2106.

To apply, please submit resume by email to [email protected] or by mail to:

St. James’ Episcopal Church
ATTN: Musician Search
PO Box 0433
Pulaski, NY 13142

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 for more information and an application or contact the parish office at (315) 655-9063

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