St. Thomas' Church, Chesapeake

Rector

Date Posted March 21, 2019
Diocese Southern Virginia (Rev. Charles Robinson & Susan Allen)
Location Chesapeake
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $82,600
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 535
Average Sunday Attendance 124
Child Population in Church School 19
Adult Population in Church School 35
Budget $304,624
Broad Church yes
Prayer Book yes

Strengths

St. Thomas is a thriving parish with an active and diverse congregation and strong, committed lay leadership.  After 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 and have recently begun an interim period. They have an experienced Interim and an excellent search consultant who knows the community well, and are ready to receive names.

Challenges

They do have more and significant work to do together as they rediscover where they go as community.

Comments

St. Thomas is widely involved in numerous community activities, such as Overeaters Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Scouting. St. Thomas is a parish that comes together not only for those who worship, but also those outside the walls.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Charles Robinson

crobinson@diosova.org