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

Emmanuel Church, Adams

Emmanuel Church
40 East Church Street
Adams, NY 13605
(315) 232-2916
emmanueladams.org

Position posting available at transitionministryconference.org.
Parish profile below.

Position Type: Rector, part-time
Church Type: Town
Average Sunday Attendance: 33

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

Profile

We are a small parish located in rural Jefferson County, NY, about 60 miles north of Syracuse. Our church is 169 years young. We have begun our search for a priest to serve our congregation on a part-time basis.

We are an active congregation of committed Christians, looking to serve God, each other and our community. We have been blessed by the services of our parish priest, Fr. Jerry Wichelns, for the past three years, and we also have many active lay-led ministries. Among these: lay-led Morning Prayer services, a men’s fellowship group, a women’s Bible study group, a women’s prayer group, adult and children’s education and pastoral ministries to the ill and infirm. Members of Emmanuel also coordinate many outreach ministries, including community dinners, rummage sales, a Christmas bazaar, Operation Christmas Child, providing Christmas stockings to underprivileged children, and Livemore Ministries, an ecumenical women’s fellowship organization.

We are seeking a passionate spiritual leader who is interested in getting to know us, learning our stories and joining our faith community. We look for skills that include biblical preaching and teaching and the ability to help people apply scriptural truths to their individual lives. We would also like a priest who will provide counseling and who has a heart for pastoral care.

We see ourselves as a warm, welcoming community that is excited about growing spiritually and adding new people to our congregation. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in learning more about this position.

Grace Church, Elmira

Grace Church
375 West Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 732-0545
graceelmira.org

Position posting available at transitionministryconference.org.
Parish profile at graceelmira.org.

Position Type: Rector, full-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.

Profile

In the vestry’s own words, “We are pledging a significant portion of our reserve funds to call a properly skilled, full-time priest for a minimum of 5 years. We realize the changes we have articulated here constitute our last best hope for the future. This is our gamble, and we are taking full responsibility for it. The new priest is not responsible for “saving Grace Church.” We are asking for knowledgeable, collaborative, and compassionate leadership to walk with us toward that goal. The mission statement approved by vestry: “We make God’s love known through active ministry in the community in which God has placed 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. 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. Thomas' Church, Slaterville Springs: Organist

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Slaterville Springs seeks a pipe organist for a congregation that loves to sing! Please contact Muriel Likel at (607) 844-9518 or [email protected] for information.

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