St. Peter's


Date Posted September 24, 2017
Diocese Chicago (Andrea Mysen & Victor Conrado)
Location Sycamore
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $48,000 (does not reflect rectory value)
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 184
Average Sunday Attendance 53
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget $151,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes


St. Peter's is a close-knit congregation with a strong 'family feel'. Members consider church a second home. St. Peter's has deep local community ties, both in terms of community activities like the 5k run, and outreach programs (their parish profile page of their website gives an excellent picture of St. Peter's and Sycamore as a whole, as well as what they seek in their next rector:

Congregation is a diverse group in sense that they have everyone from farmers to professionals from the nearby university in Dekalb. They make it work well

Financially stable


Few families with children (seek to grow in this area)

History of being clergy-focused/led - opportunity to work with vestry to move toward a more shared leadership model

Property upkeep/maintenance issues with rental house (not rectory)


Self-described as classic small-town Mid-America, Sycamore (population 17,500) is located 50 miles west of Chicago. Surrounded by rich farmland, Sycamore is also close to a major university, Northern Illinois University, in adjacent Dekalb. Sycamore has the small town feel with larger city amenities and opportunities.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions on the diocesan website -

Contact: Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries, (312-751-4203) or Victor Conrado, Associate for Ministries, vconrado@episcopalchicago.orgĀ  (312-751-4210)