St. Andrew's Church

Rector
Date Posted May 16, 2017
Diocese Massachusetts (Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa)
Location Hanover
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation 4,134
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 385
Average Sunday Attendance 87
Child Population in Church School 25
Teacher Population in Church School 7
Budget 176,290
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

St. Andrew’s is a parish that is unified in being a welcoming, open, and inclusive spiritual home to all.  Parishioners are a caring community that strives to promote Christian fellowship and serve God through worship, outreach, personal example, and respect for others.  Our parish members come from all walks of life and this diversity makes for a strong group of caring parishioners.

We have key activities ranging from music/choir to altar guild to a small building committee to lay ministry to pastoral care.  We have yearly confirmation classes with an average of 4-7 teenagers and our church school is fortunate to have volunteers teaching on a monthly basis.  We strongly believe in outreach and have many activities that we contribute to.

Vestry members have been parish members ranging from 50+ years to less than 5 years.  Business, non-profit, higher education, engineering, entrepreneurs and retired individuals are on the vestry.  The vestry works well together and conducts full and open discussions about all topics.

Challenges

The parish has two challenges:

1) Financial - while the parish is able to cover its expenses, for the 2017 budget (and prior 5 years) the pledge income has declined.  This is the driving factor for a half-time rector position.

2) Building Issues - we are currently getting estimates for building repairs including a new roof, sill, select windows and other items.

Contact Information

The Rev. Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa

Director of Transition Ministry

Episcopal Diocese of MA

138 Tremont St.

Boston, MA 02111

@jbntagengwa@diomass.org