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

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Gatlinburg, TN
What do you want this person to do?
Trinity Church, Gatlinburg, was begun in 1941 dedicated to serving the people of Gatlinburg and the larger community of Sevier County, TN. From the outside, our church has a quaint Old English look which may appear a little formal to some, but inside you will find a warm, welcoming, and casual atmosphere that makes folks feel comfortable. We describes our congregation as “friends growing in Christ” and, though small, we seek ways to have impact on our community. In November 2016, a devastating fire killed 14 people and destroyed 2400+ homes, businesses, and buildings in and around Gatlinburg. The community has responded as it always does, that is, by being “mountain strong.” Trinity Church is playing its role in the recovery through financial assistance and pastoral care. We are looking for a priest who can help us recover from the trauma of the fires and lead us into the future.

Our rector should be one who leads and guides us to maximize the potential within each parishioner. Our next rector should also be one who nurtures our established culture of spirituality, outreach, and genuine care for one another while challenging us to extend ourselves. Easily approachable, a person of strong character and pastoral wisdom, and a welcoming ambassador for our church are important qualities for our next rector. It is also essential that our rector understand our history and be sensitive to the needs of both newcomers and long-time members while being someone to look to in times of crisis and joy.

As a part of our compensation package we expect our new rector to live in our newly renovated rectory. (Note: due to the fires there is no housing available in the area)

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 Trinity, Gatlinburg
When is the application deadline?
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
Do you have a website?