St. David's Church, Kinnelon

Rector (Priest-in-Charge)

Date Posted October 9, 2017
Diocese Newark (Gregory Jacobs)
Location Kinnelon
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $85,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 88
Average Sunday Attendance 50
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget $198,180
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 no
Rite II yes


  • A dedicated and active core lay leadership
  • Tremendous sense of community and fellowship
  • A truly inclusive environment
  • Full transparency
  • Very community-oriented
  • Receptive to diocesan initiatives (e.g., missional church)
  • Excellent music program
  • Strong commitment to outreach


  • Aging congregation
  • lack of young families
  • Limited financial resources
  • Membership decline due to relocation of parishioners


  • Seeking rector but will consider priest-in-charge.
  • Rector's leadership style: Engaging, self-confident, collaborative, accessible, self-effacing, good sense of humor, good listener and conciliator

Ministry Skill Areas (top 4):

  1. Preaching (Socially responsible, relevant)
  2. Church Growth/Development (Grow congregation, attract young families; increase lay involvement in church ministries)
  3. Spiritual Guidance (Spiritual direction, congregational education)
  4. Social/Community Ministry (Increase involvement in missional church initiatives, identify additional outreach opportunities, clergy ecumenical/community involvement)

Parish Profile available on website:


Contact Information

Mr. John Simonelli, Senior Warden                                                                                          973-650-2115 (mobile); (email)