Christ Church

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted September 25, 2014
Diocese West Virginia
Location Fairmont
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation 65,000
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 128
Average Sunday Attendance 53
Child Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget 194,474
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

Located on a main thoroughfare. Large facility and good kitchen with opportunities for increased use. Full gymnasium that does get used by community groups. Recent major updates to buildings. College in town. Reasonable endowment. They enjoy being together.  Building Christian Ed program for children.  Have had 12+ baptisms in the last few years.

Challenges

Have never really engaged in developing a clear vision and mission. History of health issues with clergy. Need to move from being a social club to increased spirituality and community involvement.

Comments

Bishop wants to make a long term Priest-in-Charge appointment, with possibility for move into rector position. What's needed--to bring some stability and settledness after several years of uncertainty due to rector's severe illness. After a period of stability, to help them with a process of visioning and goal setting. Who are we and what might God be calling us to do?

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Faith C. Perrizo
The Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia
PO Box 5400
Charleston, WV 25361
fperrizo@wvdicoese.org
304-437-1817