St. John's Church, Halifax

Rector

Date Posted March 21, 2019
Diocese Southern Virginia (Roy Hoffman)
Location Halifax
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation $85,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 150
Average Sunday Attendance 55
Child Population in Church School 10
Adult Population in Church School 15
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget $133,817
Broad Church yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Members participate in a broad array of community outreach ministries, including the local food bank, local jail ministry, shoe boxes for overseas, and Angel Tree for needy families. Members are very integrated into the community and are seen as a presence in Halifax. The congregation has an exceptionally appealing physical plant that is in very good condition. They are debt-free. Currently the church is served by an effective interim and has in place an excellent search committee.  They are actively accepting names.

Challenges

St. John’s is located in the town of Halifax, which is the county seat for Halifax County, a rural county with a population of approximately 35,000 people.  The town has a population of about 1,500.  It is a place where many feel no need to lock their doors.

Comments

St. John’s is strongly motivated to move forward.  Their current Interim Rector finds the congregation to be healthy and faithful.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Roy Hoffman

rhoffman@diosova.org