Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan

Rector

Date Posted September 12, 2017
Diocese New York (Deborah Tammearu)
Location New York
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation $150,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 80
Child Population in Church School 5
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget $3.6 million

Strengths

A vibrant church with lots going on each and every day, Holy Apostles is woven into the fabric of our neighborhood, the Diocese, and the culture of New York. Through our signature outreach program, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, we’ve become a symbol of radical hospitality by serving over a thousand meals each week day for 35 years. Our commitment to the Christian life and liturgy has attracted an engaged congregation, making Holy Apostles a spiritual anchor in the community. We’re a congregation that sings loudly; we’re easy to laugh; and we’re wholly committed to social justice.

Challenges

The Soup Kitchen program is larger than the Church in terms of staffing, budget and demands on the facility. An ongoing challenge is to find balance across the whole organization. While our church is full of life and on stable financial footing, we have seen no long-term growth in the number of parishioners. Additionally, funding for programs like the Soup Kitchen is increasingly scarce, making the fund-raising process especially challenging. The Vestry also serves as the board of directors for the Soup Kitchen; skill-sets do not always line up for the demands of both groups.

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Contact Information

Contact: Diane Wondisford
Email: searchcommittee@holyapostlesnyc.org