St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Rector

Date Posted November 20, 2018
Diocese North Carolina (Catherine Massey)
Location Hillsborough
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $94,600 which incl. Rectory stipend; Cash stipend $67,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 5
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 359
Average Sunday Attendance 186
Child Population in Church School 30
Adult Population in Church School 45
Teacher Population in Church School 16
Budget $506,691
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

We are a warm congregation and community and we welcome those seeking spiritual renewal, prayer, belonging, and a place for safe haven. Our multigenerational family is diverse in thought, background, talent and interests, and we appreciate this diversity. We gladly share our facilities and resources to support many outreach ministries and community programs, and we partner with other churches and organizations to fulfill Christ’s call to serve generously in His name. St. Matthew’s has often been called Hillsborough’s “community church,” and we hope to maintain and strengthen that tie by continuing to bring people to St. Matthew’s for worship and other events, and by going into the community to serve others.

St. Matthew’s historic buildings and grounds attract passing visitors, new parishioners, and area clergy. The vitality of our worshipping community, in response to our mission and vision, fills our sanctuary, meeting rooms and campus, spills out to our neighbors and sustains us as this particular body of Christ. Who We Are Congregation We are people from many walks of life who have found and continue to find comfort, spiritual renewal and a sense of purpose as members of St. Matthew’s congregation. We live and work throughout the Piedmont area yet experience a vital sense of homecoming at each Eucharistic gathering in our church. St. Matthew’s currently has 354 members. We are an open minded congregation, intellectually curious and willing to explore new ideas at our weekly adult education hour (the Adult Forum), as well as in book discussions, bible study, and in every committee. Compassionate and caring, we work on behalf of our parishioners, our larger community and the world through many service opportunities. We support and actively participate in community ministries that provide food for those who are hungry, ecumenical ministry for the incarcerated, and assistance with building or repairing homes for those in want of shelter.  Our congregation’s energy, generosity of time and talent, and willingness to go the extra mile are testaments to our dedication to do God’s work.

Challenges

Not so much a challenge but an acknowledgement that the next Rector will come behind a successful, long tenured (27 year) Rector.

Comments

OTM portfolio and Search Committee derived brochure link:

https://bit.ly/2BmIj7V

Parish website:  https://www.stmatthewshillsborough.org/

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in order to be considered:

  • A cover letter (letter of interest) addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current resume
  • OTM Portfolio
  • Deployment questionnaire for clergy positions (Download and save the form to your computer before filling it out.)
  • Send all materials to Canon Catherine Massey who will be receiving names on behalf of the Search Committee through January 26, 2019

Please do not send deployment materials directly to congregation.