Emmanuel Episcopal Church


Date Posted September 25, 2017
Diocese Missouri (Joe Chambers)
Location Webster Groves
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation 105,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 754
Average Sunday Attendance 243
Child Population in Church School 143
Adult Population in Church School 98
Teacher Population in Church School 10
Budget 1,047,897
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 yes
Rite II yes


Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Missouri is a strong and healthy parish in a vibrant suburb of St. Louis.  For 150 years Emmanuel and been a solid presence in the neighborhood, the St. Louis region, and in the Diocese of Missouri.  With active and passionate lay leaders, many young families, and an incredible tradition of community gatherings, Emmanuel is ripe with opportunities for mission, outreach, and continued fellowship. At the core of this church community is thoughtful and intentional worship that has been their custom for many years.


Other than the standard challenges the wider church faces, Emmanuel's greatest challenge is its propensity for resisting change.  Traditions, good and otherwise, seem to be guarded closely by it's oldest members. However, newer members without a connection to the past seem enthusiastic and interested to take on active leadership roles which increase the flexibility in the organization.  Emmanuel seeks a gifted rector who can traverse these challenges with strategic leadership and grace.



Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Joseph Chambers

Canon to the Ordinary

Episcopal Diocese of Missouri