4/26/17: Rector (Chattanooga, TN)

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Chattanooga, TN
What do you want this person to do?
Grace is an active parish, located in the Brainerd neighborhood of Chattanooga. Strong and committed lay leadership, diverse and welcoming are words often used to describe our parish. We are known for our innovative outreach projects, commitment to social justice, and a deep connection to the surrounding community, which is both residential and urban-commercial. There is a community garden on the property and a Farmer’s Market is held weekly during the growing season. This market was one of the first to develop the capacity for accepting food stamps and the parish now doubles the food stamp dollars for fresh produce through donations from parishioners.

Grace sponsors a lecture series called “Grace Speaks: Faith and Spirituality in the 21st Century.” The program has featured nationally known speakers including Matthew Fox, John Dominic Crossan, Nadia Bolz-Weber and Dr. Amy Jill Levine. Our members appreciate good music and challenging sermons.

We are looking for a rector with a playful spirit but a deep personal conviction and spirituality–a priest who will walk alongside us as we develop our own spirituality and help us to discern our call. Moreover, we seek a rector who empowers the laity to use their own special gifts in service to the Lord. We seek a rector who facilitates our efforts to connect with each other and with our neighborhood, our community, and the world. We are looking for a rector who has the leadership skills to ask and listen, in order to hear how God is already at work in the world ahead of us, and who manages the parish in a fashion that allows us to participate in God’s mission. If you are such a person, we hope you will Say Grace with us.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
Send the following to Ann Holtz, Relief Transition Officer for the Diocese of East Tennessee
A current and complete resume
An updated OTM portfolio
A letter of interest describing why you believe yourself to be a fit for Grace – Chattanooga
When is the application deadline?
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
Do you have a website?