St. Peter's Corktown


Date Posted February 28, 2018
Diocese Michigan (Jim Gettel)
Location Detroit
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation Within Diocesan compensation standards
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 35
Average Sunday Attendance 35
Budget 35000
Non-Traditional yes
Prayer Book yes


St. Peter’s Detroit ( is . . .

Beloved community. We are a welcoming, inclusive, Episcopal/ecumenical/earth-based congregation that practices communion as neither pretty or perfect but open to all of us to show up as we are.  We are participatory, active, loving, and committed to the often uncomfortable challenges of inner and communal spiritual growth.

Place-based. We consider ourselves citizens of Detroit and neighbors in Corktown. We intentionally offer our space to community-based organizations who fight racism and its systemic manifestations.  We read scripture through the lens of our current moment and location. We practice hospitality to our neighbors and fellow citizens. We understand all this to be a critical part of our work as a church.

Called to social justice. We hear God’s call to us outside of St. Peter’s walls. We believe involving ourselves in the fight for justice is spiritual work. We gather at rallies, vigils, protests. We hold trainings and risk arrest, and consider it church. We are called to speak truth to power, we are called to solidarity. We strive to walk this path together and build beloved community.

Our ministries include:

  • Manna Community Garden is a community garden in which members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit and the neighborhood come together to build, plant, and pray.
  • Manna Community Meal is a soup kitchen committed to serving the community in Detroit by providing a free, hot meal five days a week.
  • The Peace & Justice Hive provides comfortable and attractive rental office space, as well as certain common services and meeting places, to community-based peace and justice organizations and non-profits.
  • MannaWorks Clay Space is a working pottery studio that is a space for guests of Manna Community Meal to learn about and explore creating functional and sculptural art with clay. MannaWorks Clay Studio also provides retreat & workshop programming linking clay, spirituality, creativity and expressions of justice and community.
  • Restorative Justice Group & Center is a seeding organization envisioned to provide a place where neighborhood residents can come for help in situations of violence and conflict.

As we consider our next chapter, we reflect on our history, our future, and the spirit of we who call ourselves St. Peter’s:


For decades St. Peter’s has ordered its life around three interconnected ways of being in relationship with Creator, Creation and all created beings: Worship, Welcome and Witness. Therefore the duties of the priest can be largely ordered around these areas and the leader of St. Peter’s will come in with a passion for these matters and will look for ways to marshal the talents of members to address these matters.

This position is seen as starting at half time, in accordance with Diocesan salary standards.  If, as is hoped and planned, the church grows in membership and financial stability, it is the intention of the vestry to increase the time and compensation to eventually be a full time position.

Contact Information

Jim Gettel
Canon for Congregational Life
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan