Grace, Syracuse

Rector

Date Posted February 28, 2018
Diocese Central New York (Carrie Schofield-Broadbent)
Location Syracuse
Position Type 3/4 Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation Meets diocesan requirements
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 133
Average Sunday Attendance 64
Child Population in Church School 15
Adult Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget $138,000.
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent yes
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

  • Very diverse congregation
  • Across the street from Syracuse University's main campus
  • Rich tradition of social activism
  • Committed to racial justice
  • LGBTQ Equality
  • Food ministry to the poor (meals, pantry, harvests)
  • Grace Project: working wiht impoverished, at-risk young men
  • Jail ministry
  • Historcially:
    • a pioneer in women's ordination
    • baptizing and ordaining church of David Pendleton Oakerhater

Challenges

  • They'd love to hire a full-time priest, but they don't have the pledge numbers to support that right now.  They are REALLY hoping to get to that soon.  They're looking into different income options now.
  • They are a diverse congregation, which is beautiful and also a challenge some times.
  • They hold their clergy to high standards

Comments

This is the opportunity of a lifetime for the right priest.  This congregation looks like the kingdom of God: racial and ethnic diversity, socio-economic diversity: professionals and laborers, students: tiny babies to wise, old pillars of the community: long-time members, newcomers: singles, couples, families of all sorts.  Marathon runners and the physically disabled; mentally challenged and intellectuals.

Their website and Facebook page will tell you a lot about them.

A beautiful, charming rectory in the (Syracuse) University neighborhood is included in the compensation package.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent

Canon for Transitions and Church Development

Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

carriesb@cnyepiscopal.org

315.474.6596

 

If you're interested, please send your resume, OTM and a letter of interest to me.