St. Luke the Beloved Physician


Date Posted March 6, 2018
Diocese Albany (Beth Strickland)
Location Saranac Lake
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation 67,545
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 277
Average Sunday Attendance 60
Child Population in Church School 3
Adult Population in Church School 19
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget 132,217
Anglo-Catholic yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes


They love to reach out to the people on the edge, and they have the finances to support their dreams. "We are working to find our voice to address racial reconciliation and gender bias. In our recently completed parish survey we identified the need to actively address domestic abuse and violence, addiction and eco-justice as our highest priorities."

They have weathered a clergy person who was ill, whom they loved and helped through her illness. It’s part of their DNA


Limited community due to location. Ten years ago they had about 90 people and now they have 65-70, although they claim to have a 30% increase in membership


“Saranac Luke’s is a nationally-acclaimed All-America City. It is proud of its long tradition of healing, beginning in the late nineteenth century, as a treatment center for tuberculosis. Despite its size (5,500 year-round residents) Saranac Lake is a vital and energetic community that few others of its size can match.”

An older congregation with a smattering of young people all of whom have a good deal of energy. "We were inspired by our prior parish secretary, a creative and empathetic young woman confined to a wheel chair due to multiple sclerosis. Her witness inspired a successful remodeling project to make the sanctuary and parish hall more handicap-accessible."       

Contact Information

Elizabeth Strickland 518-692-3350