Grace Church Brooklyn Heights

Rector
Date Posted March 3, 2017
Diocese Long Island (Valerie Giannuzzi & Thomas Orso)
Location Brooklyn
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation 195,599.00
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 6
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 262
Child Population in Church School 54
Teacher Population in Church School 14
Budget N/A

Strengths

  1. Energized community of dedicated parishioners
  2. Increasing numbers of newcomers
  3. Lots of children streaming into and in love with the church
  4. Beautiful, historic buildings in beautiful, landmarked neighborhood
  5. Highly regarded 150-student preschool
  6. Outstanding music program
  7. Full daily utilization of parish hall by preschool and 7 recovery groups, and for regular parish meetings and functions

Challenges

  1. Infrastructure, physical space, lay staff and volunteer teams insufficient for current and future parish growth
  2. Programs for children and teenagers need revitalization and volunteer support
  3. Financial stewardship requires more robust strategic approach and messaging to generate essential increased giving
  4. Stronger mission needed to tap additional neighborhood potential for continuing parish growth
  5. Outreach program requires re-energizing and heightened awareness of outside need to stimulate dedicated volunteer leadership
  6. Parish growth, which has resulted in some generational pillars, must be managed in a way that includes everyone
  7. Certain changes made during the transition period may be difficult for some members to accept

Contact Information

Search Co-Chairs: Barbara Becker & Vivian Harrision
search.cochairs@gracebrooklyn.org

www.gracebrooklyn.org