St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Priest-In-Charge

Date Posted March 26, 2019
Diocese Northern Indiana (Terri Bays)
Location LaPorte
Position Type 3/4 Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation 45541
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 88
Average Sunday Attendance 51
Child Population in Church School 4
Adult Population in Church School 8
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget 230,884
Anglo-Catholic yes
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II no

Strengths

This is not simply a chapel of ease. The parish has a strong commitment to outreach in the surrounding community and to rooting that outreach in their traditional worship. They have made progress under their 2 most recent (short-term) priests to increase involvement with the diocese and to deepen their commitment to stewardship.

Challenges

This parish has been isolated in the less recent past by traditionalist clergy who wanted to protect the parish from contemporary issues of gender and sexuality. The parish is still working its way through where it stands on, for example, women's ordination, and needs someone who will work patiently with them as they edge their way forward.

Contact Information

Terri Bays

missioner.bays@ednin.org

574-850-5722