St. Stephen’s, Pearl River

Rector

Date Posted May 29, 2018
Diocese New York (Deborah Tammearu)
Location Pearl River
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $77,158
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing for 6
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 113
Average Sunday Attendance 83
Child Population in Church School 34
Adult Population in Church School 10
Teacher Population in Church School 7
Budget $165,800

Strengths

St. Stephen’s is a welcoming, inclusive congregation. We are a close-knit community with strong lay leadership and a deep desire to renew and expand our spiritual life.  This desire is shown clearly in our Outreach and Fellowship ministries. The enthusiasm filters down to our youth, a fundamental part of St. Stephen's.  From “Angels” to Adults, all enjoy helping with various outreach projects and attending our many fellowship events. We are also very proud of our food cupboard. Run by volunteers, and operating for over 40 years, we distribute emergency food bags to approximately 65 local families each month.

Challenges

St. Stephen’s size and budget severely limit staffing.  With a part-time organist and secretary our full-time rector is responsible for many administrative tasks. In the past, administrative weaknesses have had a negative impact on our spiritual and physical growth.  We face the challenge of finding a rector who fulfills the spiritual leadership we crave while also being a good administrator. We also have had difficulty growing our congregation.  This is due, in part, to the issues of growth faced by all churches, but we also have the added challenge of existing in a community that is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic.

Contact Information

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and your current Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio.

Contact: Raymond Stormes
Email: ssprsearch@gmail.com