Date Posted March 2, 2018
Diocese Chicago (Andrea Mysen & Victor Conrado)
Location Sterling
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $39,000 (cash stipend $23,000+rectory+util)
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 99
Average Sunday Attendance 48
Child Population in Church School 12
Adult Population in Church School 11
Teacher Population in Church School 9
Budget $123,000
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


Strong lay and clergy leadership; welcoming and progressive congregation that is engaged in local community with children's Friday night program; strong connections with diocesan leadership.

This is a 1/2 time position with full family health insurance available; could be 3/4 time if single insurance is needed.


Small congregation in small town - growth is desired but is a challenge.

Adjusting to actual cost of a priest as current rector has not needed insurance or pension.



Grace is a family-sized congregation located in Sterling, IL, which is located along the Rock River 100 miles west of Chicago, and 28 miles east of Clinton, IA. They've had strong leadership in the current rector and want to continue developing their ministries with their next rector.

Some financial anxiety but can afford 1/2-3/4 time depending on insurance needs.

Contact Information

Apply via diocesan website:

see 'clergy information form for transitions' at top of webpage

For more information, contact Victor Conrado, Associate for Ministries,, (312-751-4210) or Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries,, (312-751-4203)