St. John's


Date Posted January 10, 2019
Diocese Southwestern Virginia (Jonathan Harris)
Location Lynchburg
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation $101,000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 1118
Average Sunday Attendance 283
Child Population in Church School 57 (children), 16 (youth)
Adult Population in Church School 30
Teacher Population in Church School 38 (children through adult)
Budget $920,000
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 no
Rite II yes


Strong, stable, and vibrant parish seeking their next rector who wishes to move with them into the vision God holds out for them and lead them into a new future.

They seek 1) an inspirational, intellectually-challenging preacher; 2) an energetic, visionary leader; 3) an approachable pastor to all generations; 4) and an inventive, inclusive community builder.

Located in the small city of Lynchburg 30 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail, nestled in the James River valley of Virginia.

Lindsay Ryland, former DTM of Diocese of Virginia, serves as their search coach and speaks highly of the committed and faithful lay leadership of this congregation.


St. John’s recognizes that it is "grappling with this mission like the rest of the Christian community."  They express an openness to "trying new things and a sincere desire to grow in mission and outreach."  Their willingness to rise to the occasion of carrying out ministry in the challenging context 21st century America is in concert with Bishop Bourlakas's vision of cultivating missional practice across the Diocese.


Interested candidates send OTM Ministry Portfolio to Canon Harris.  Prospective candidates welcome to contact Canon Harris with any questions as well.

Deadline for applications April 9th 2019.

Parish has single health insurance parity policy.  Please inform Canon Harris of health insurance needs.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Jonathan F. Harris

Transition Minister

Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

540 588 4586 (mobile)