St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Curate; two year contract

Date Posted March 28, 2019
Diocese New Hampshire (Gail Avery)
Location Concord
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation 55,500
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 603
Average Sunday Attendance 193
Child Population in Church School 60
Adult Population in Church School 101
Teacher Population in Church School 8
Budget $700,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Active lay ministry with lay leadership of key ministry areas.  Well-established outreach ministries.  Centrally located, downtown church with good community relations.  Strong commitment to spiritual growth.  Excellent ecumenical and interfaith connections.  New members joining regularly.  Successful Capital Campaign in Bicentennial year (2017).  Open and affirming parish with many members from the LGBTQ community.   Powerful, intentional ministry of hospitality.

Challenges

Annual giving is insufficient to meet expenses.  Congregation is aging.  Shrinking number of congregants willing/able to take leadership roles.  Building in need of updating (although structurally sound).

Comments

St. Paul's is committed in supporting a full-time curacy, and we are looking for a newly-ordained transitional deacon to begin a two-year contract in summer 2019.  The successful candidate will be a person of deep faith, who is wise, energetic, creative, self-motivated, a good team player, and able to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.  (S)he will have particular responsibility for Children and Youth ministries, including serving as a mentor to a local middle-schooler.  (S)he will take an active role in Adult Christian Education and Spiritual Formation ministries (perhaps mentoring an EfM group), as well as participating in the full range of liturgical, pastoral, outreach, and fellowship ministries.

Contact Information

To apply, please email the following to the Rev. Canon Gail Avery, Canon for Transition and Community Engagement, gavery@nhepiscopal.org

  1.  A letter of interest addressed to the Rector of St. Paul's
  2.  A current resume
  3.  Current OTM Profile

Thank you!