6/2/17: Rector (Vienna, VA)

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of the Holy Comforter
Where is the job site located?
Vienna, VA
What do you want this person to do?
Church of the Holy Comforter is a large suburban parish in the bustling community of Vienna, Virginia in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. With over 2,000 communicants, Holy Comforter is a spiritually thriving parish preparing to emerge from an extended interim period after the retirement of our Rector of 22 years.

Founded in 1895, we are a well established parish with over 64 ministry areas, a preschool, and community thrift store. We have a proud liturgical tradition described as more high church than low church, and a robust music program that draws largely from the Anglican choral tradition.

We seek a Rector that understands the complex nature of a large parish with multiple associate rectors, and a staff of eight part- and full-time laypersons. Based on a recent self-study, parishioners are looking for our next Rector to have the following gifts and skills:

Relational – relates well to all ages
Leader – builds sustainable ministries
Dynamic – compelling preacher/communicator
Inspirational – spiritually and intellectually mature

Holy Comforter has adopted a spiritual discernment approach to searching for our next Rector. Our Community Ministry Portfolio is available through the Diocese of Virginia Office of Transition Ministry. The link can be found below.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
Submit a cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio to the Discernment Committee chair, Andrew Eastman, via email at aeastman@holycomforter.com.
When is the application deadline?
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
Do you have a website?