Church of the Good Shepherd (Rangeley)

Rector

Date Posted September 17, 2019
Diocese Maine (Michael Ambler)
Location Rangeley
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $33,585
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 72
Average Sunday Attendance 31
Budget $123,000

Strengths

Rangeley is a small and active resort town on a large lake in Western Maine: bustling in the summer, tranquil in the winter, beautiful year round, and always a bit of a journey from anywhere else. Good Shepherd is one of the centers of town life, and could be even more so with good, creative and energetic leadership. The congregation is steady and faithful, mostly older, open to change but needs to be persuaded. This is a chance to do robust ministry in a unique setting on a part time basis… the last Rector was a gifted artist as well as a fine priest, and the priest in charge who followed was working on a book. The rectory is comfortable and close at hand.

Challenges

Rangeley is very, very quiet in the winter, and access to the nearest substantial town is over a mountain that would not impress someone from the Rockies but still can be icy and occasionally treacherous.

Comments

$33,585 is total clergy compensation (diocesan minimum--some room for negotiation) for pension assessment purposes; part of that figure is the value of supplied housing.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Michael Ambler

Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Maine

mambler@episcopalmaine.org

207-772-1953 ext 123