8/21/17: Rector (Springfield, OH)

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Springfield, OH
What do you want this person to do?
We are a center-city church and the only Episcopal parish serving Clark County. Parishioners also include suburban and rural residents and members from Greene and Champaign counties. There is a diverse mix of cradle Episcopalians, people with other faith backgrounds, people with no previous faith background, a variety of economic circumstances, elderly, middle-aged, young adults, teens, children, married, single, straight, LGBT, lifelong members and recent congregants, native and foreign-born, lifelong residents of the region, and recent move-ins. While there are members and attendees of color, the congregation is somewhat more Caucasian than the community it serves.

We are looking for:
♣ Someone who can appreciate our past while helping us adapt and thrive in the 21st century
♣ Someone who is an inspiring and strategic leader, capable of guiding the parish to realize Christ’s mission
♣ Someone whose sermons will inspire and be meaningful to all
Someone committed to our church growthA skilled administrator and effective delegator.

We can offer you:
♣ Willing workers – outside the box thinkers, a multitude of helping hands, a strong intellectual base, and gifted lay leaders.We’re the parish doing God’s work with outreach to our fellow neighbors!
♣ Youth who want to be involved and work with someone who values their opinions and perspectives
♣ A long-term financial base and a historic building in good repair.
♣ This is a great congregation poised for new mission into an urban area on the cusp of renaissance in the midst of poverty.Lots of possibilities with a good bit of it being realized already with folks willing to engage new opportunities.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
Candidates must apply through the diocesan application form found at this link: https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/dso-transitions-clergy-application-form

We ask our search committees to hold confidential the identifying information of interested candidates. We ask that candidates also keep their interest in this position confidential and limited to the search process we follow.

Due to the confidential nature of the search process, we ask that all questions about the position or search process be directed to the Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, Canon for Transitions at Lcarter-edmands@diosohio.org and that members of the congregation or Search Committee not be contacted directly. Thanks!

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