St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union, NY

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted May 6, 2019
Diocese New York (Nora Smith)
Location Amenia Union
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation $80,867
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 94
Average Sunday Attendance 28
Budget $146,374

Strengths

Our church is healthy and stable with strong lay leadership. Our members are extremely serious about our faith and our mission, but practice both with cheerfulness and lots of humor. Generally, our parishioners are interested in innovation in our worship service and our mission. We see mistakes and occasional failures as the byproduct of trying to do new things, and we strive to be quick to help, and when needed, forgive. We work to be open and transparent. We’re fiscally prudent and love a balanced budget, but are committed to expanding our mission and the church’s presence in the community.

Challenges

We need to continue moving forward to maintain and build on the growth of the last decade in our congregation and our mission. We want to attract younger members and those who come from different cultural and economic backgrounds. We need to examine our mission’s history and plan how best to respond to existing and growing needs in our community, evidenced by a thirty-five percent growth in demand for food from our pantry since the beginning of 2019.  We need to maintain and increase pledging for our church and continue to find additional support in the community for our mission.

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Contact Information

Julia W. Stewart and Donna Christensen, Search Committee Co-Chairs

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé, and OTM profile to searchstthomasameniaunion@gmail.com with a copy to Nora Smith, Canon for Transition Ministry at nsmith@dioceseny.org.

We will be accepting applications for 6 weeks from May 1, 2019 - June 16th, 2019 11:59PM.