St Luke's

Interim (full-time)

Date Posted February 15, 2018
Diocese Southern Ohio (Lynn Carter-Edmands)
Location Granville
Position Type Intentional Interim

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $85,000 - 100,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 351
Average Sunday Attendance 167
Child Population in Church School 83
Adult Population in Church School 61
Budget $326,000
Broad Church yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes


St. Luke’s Church is an inclusive, welcoming community with a focus on worship, fellowship, and outreach.

Three Sunday services, with a total ASA of 167, are tailored to meet the faith needs of both young families and traditional worshippers:  8 AM Rite I said; 9:15 Family Service, based on Rite II; 11:00 AM Rite II with choir.  The parish is distinguished by its commitments to outreach, music, and historic preservation.  Its annual Turkey Trot contributes nearly one-quarter of the Licking County Food Pantry Network's annual revenue.  St. Luke's choirs bring together parishioners, community residents of diverse faiths, and Denison University students, the excellence of their work recognized in 2013 by an invitation to sing the traditional Evensong program at England's Westminster Abbey.  The congregation's church building, erected in 1837, is regarded as one of the nation's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture.  They recently completed a major renovation of part of their campus.

The parish website ( ) is up-to-date.  Additionally, the following cost-of-living conversion link may be helpful to you: .

The Diocese of Southern Ohio includes 74 congregations, four intentional communities, numerous Fresh Expressions of worship and gatherings, and diocesan missioners to assist congregations in trying some new ways to be the church in the local community.  Tom Breidenthal is our bishop.


As a matter of priority (not necessarily strictly in the transition period, but of interest to the congregation):

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reach new people and incorporate them into the life of the church.
  • Create more opportunities for people to form meaningful relationships (for example, small groups, nurtured friendships, shared meals, etc).
  • Strengthen the process by which members are called and equipped for ministry and leadership.

Financial stewardship.

Conversations among the parishioners are in the planning stage around these priorities and other CAT results.


This is a great congregation situated in a neat college town with a lot of character and charm.  Standard interim work in congregation following the departure of a beloved rector of 14 years. Great lay leadership; music and children/family programs in place; active outreach. Anticipate a 12 to 14-month transition process. Rector departed September 30, and the congregation are being served by retired clergy in the congregation. An active deacon is in place. A Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) was completed end of January with interpretation to vestry on February 11th -- Transformational with Magi culture. Highly educated congregation in college town. Transition is moving forward despite difficulty finding available interim clergy.

Contact Information

Interested candidates please contact the Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, Canon for Formation & Transitions at or by phone at 513.421.0311 for a conversation.