St. Stephen's Memorial Church

Rector

Date Posted July 2, 2019
Diocese Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher)
Location Lynn
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation $98,884
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 128
Child Population in Church School 45 (includes Kenyan Congregation)
Adult Population in Church School 65
Teacher Population in Church School 10
Budget $381,547
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

We have strong lay leadership. Many are drawn to us because of the beauty of our historic
building. Our diversity by race, class, culture, and gender identity is our strength. Our
commitment to social justice is an attribute. The programming we offer as outreach for children
touches over 140, largely Hispanic, children. We are a resilient community.

Challenges

Our building needs much restoration. There is a lack of participation in our Sunday School. Our
participation in Sunday services is down. We are a community that reaches those who are
economically wanting. As such we need to increase our stewardship.

Comments

We are looking for a rector who is grounded in prayer and spiritual practices. A good candidate
will lead the congregation in deep meaningful worship, be compassionate, understanding,
enthusiastic, caring, humble and a good listener. We seek someone who is nurtured in the
Anglican/Episcopal traditions, yet has the expansiveness to embrace different ways of going
through the world. Our community is resilient. So we will stand with you in adversity

Contact Information

We welcome interested candidates. Please submit a cover letter, resume, a PDF of your Office of Transitional Memory profile and, if you have it, links to recent sermons and any other material that would help us to learn about you to:

Email “Attention to the Search Committee:” ststephenssearchcomm@gmail.com

Or mail to:
The Search Committee
St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church
74 South Common St.
Lynn, MA 01902
(781)599-4220

The closing date to submit applications is September 15, 2019.
Email Search Committee co-chairs with any questions:
Helen Patmon mustangblueinc@comcast.net
Steve Switzer switz70@gmail.com