St. Thomas', Chesapeake

Interim Rector

Date Posted September 24, 2018
Diocese Southern Virginia (Rev. Charles Robinson & Susan Allen)
Location Chesapeake
Position Type Intentional Interim

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation TBD
Health Benefits None
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 522
Average Sunday Attendance 126
Child Population in Church School 23
Adult Population in Church School 36
Budget $304,820
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

St. Thomas is a thriving parish with an active and diverse congregation and strong, committed lay leadership.  They are completing a 2 year period with a Priest-in-Charge that served as a bridge after a difficult departure of the previous rector under Title IV.  They have done some good work in this two years and have recently decided to begin an interim period and to ultimately conduct a new search.

Challenges

They do have more and significant work to do together as they rediscover where they go as a community.  They have an excellent search consultant who knows the community well.

Comments

We are seeking a trained, experienced interim, hopefully experienced with parishes that have gone through trauma.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Charles Robinson

crobinson@diosova.org