St. John’s in the Village Church, Manhattan

Rector
Date Posted May 1, 2017
Diocese New York (Deborah Tammearu)
Location New York City
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation $92,578
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 5
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 60
Average Sunday Attendance 35
Budget $204,255

Strengths

We have a close-knit community of people who deeply love the parish and support it with an amazing amount of their time and resources. Our historic role in the West Village, in ministry to the LGBT community, and in supporting diocesan and church initiatives has developed significant goodwill for our parish within the church and the community. We have a strong financial base in our endowment, and our buildings are well-maintained and capable of supporting multiple vibrant ministries.

Challenges

Our congregation is aging, and our attendance has declined meaningfully over the past ten years. The closure of a major hospital, St. Vincent’s, eliminated one of our more important ministries, and demographic changes in the neighborhood have pushed out many of those to whom we formerly ministered. Our ministries all depend on a relatively small number of especially active volunteers, and we need significant guidance in defining our mission and discerning our calling going forward.  Our institutional relationships within the local community have diminished over recent years and need to be re-established.

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Contact Information

Contact: Daniel Weick and Margot Shields, Co-Chairs
Email: rectorsearch@stjvny.org