St. Michael's Church, Colonial Heights


Date Posted March 6, 2017
Diocese Southern Virginia (Roy Hoffman)
Location Colonial Heights
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $62,500 - Negotiable
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 151
Average Sunday Attendance 65
Child Population in Church School 8
Adult Population in Church School 20
Budget $162,253
Broad Church yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes


St. Michael’s has made a recent decision to step out and take a chance. They have been seeking a rector at the half-time level without success. The retired priest who had served a long-term interim (~3 years) has retired. The Diocese challenged them to look at their resources carefully and the Diocesan Compensation Guidelines to determine whether they could offer a full time package in the hopes of some redevelopment work. In a faithful response, the leaders voted unanimously to do so.


St. Michael’s is not a large parish, but an active and committed one. They were at one time a large parish, but the community has changed. They do many effective ministries in and around the community. They are struggling to learn how to live in what has become a neighborhood that was once affluent and full of power brokers to one that is not. The step they are taking described above is, of course, a strength and a challenge.


St. Michael’s needs a creative and outward thinker who can help instruct them in how to encounter their changed and eclectic community and bring them into a welcoming and embracing place.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Charles Robinson