St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Priest in Charge
|Date Posted||September 20, 2018|
Rhode Island (Linda Grenz)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||251|
|Average Sunday Attendance||94|
|Child Population in Church School||13|
|Adult Population in Church School||0|
|Teacher Population in Church School||3|
Beautiful, historic church in a seaside town seeks a "vicar of the village." The priest of this parish needs to be someone who enjoys being part of community life, will walk down the block to the coffee shop mornings, have lunch at a nearby cafe, attend events and join organizations in town. Older congregants with some potential for families. Roger Williams College nearby and a preschool housed in the church both offer opportunities to connect with younger people and families.
Church has declined over the past decade and needs an infusion of new life and energy. Has potential but needs vision and leadership. They have multiple buildings with maintenance challenges which they have tackled in the past three years and made good progress. Parish hall across the street has the potential for creative use.
Beautiful place to live and raise a family (if you have one). Current lay leadership ready to work with a new rector and wants leadership. Could go up somewhat on the salary but it likely means spending endowment principle, so needs to be someone prepared to take on the challenge of growing the church. That's not unreasonable and it is what is desired by both the church and diocese. We need demonstrated experience or clear passion and energy to do the work needed to engage the wider community. The advantage is St. Michael's location and its reputation in the community making it a desirable place to attend.
Canon Linda L. Grenz
275 North Main St., Providence, RI 02903