St. John's

Rector

Date Posted August 29, 2017
Diocese Central New York (Carrie Schofield-Broadbent)
Location Ithaca
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation Meets or Exceeds Diocesan Requirements
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance Negotiable

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 203
Average Sunday Attendance 110
Child Population in Church School 14
Adult Population in Church School 18
Budget $345,536
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

Strengths

  1. Location.  Ithaca, NY is a thriving, progressive "college town" and small city.
  2. A diverse congregation
  3. Building located downtown.  Great urban ministry.
  4. EfM and adult education
  5. Strong commitment to the neighborhood feeding program housed at St. John's
  6. Active and equipped lay leaders
  7. Outreach and Mission:  Episcopal Peace Fellowship, local and global needs
  8. A spirit of inclusivity, spirituality, flexibility and growth

Challenges

  1. Hurt feelings around clergy and staff transitions
  2. The parish tries very hard to steer away from gossip and divisiveness.
  3. They'd like to strengthen their relationship with the Loaves and Fishes program, which had been rocky in the past.
  4. They'd like to increase the spiritual practice of stewardship
  5. They'd like to strengthen their music program.
  6. Their last search did not result in a new rector.  So, they are learning from that and moving forward.

Comments

St. John's, Ithaca is a gem of a parish in a fabulous little city. They are looking for a full-time rector who will meet them where they are and help them to plan their course of mission together.

St. John's is a welcoming and inclusive parish and Jubilee Center in the heart of downtown Ithaca, New York, also home to Cornell University and Ithaca College.
We seek a faithful pastor with integrity and a deep spirituality who will care for God’s people at St. John’s and equip us for our ministries (BCP, p. 818). We look to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in calling a rector to St. John’s who will embrace us and our faith community as we practice fellowship and corporately celebrate the sacraments, will minister to us as we “are wearied by the changes and chances of this life” (BCP, p. 133), will honor inclusiveness and diversity, and will serve the poor and persons with special needs in their communities. Our deep longing is for a rector whose life reflects God’s teachings on a spiritual journey that can join with ours.

Contact Information

The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent
 Canon for Transitions and Church Development
 Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
1020 7th North Street, Suite 200
Liverpool, NY 13088
carriesb@cnyepiscopal.org
office: 315/474-6596 (ext. 129)