The Church of the Good Shepherd


Date Posted March 5, 2019
Diocese North Carolina (Catherine Massey)
Location Raleigh
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation $102,500
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 227
Child Population in Church School 73
Teacher Population in Church School 23
Budget $925,163
Prayer Book yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes


Beautiful church in downtown Raleigh with a history of faithful servants who seek to know and follow Jesus.  Full of active volunteers and a dedicated staff.


Church of the Good Shepherd enjoys active volunteerism but struggles financially. We focus on the two components of stewardship: the spiritual practice of committing ourselves to God and the practical financial realities of running a large church organization and its many ministries.


Good Shepherd seeksa rector who will walk with us into the next decade. We seek a preacher who will use the Word of God to relate to our lives in an inspirational, conversational, and joyful manner, and help us grow the church by teaching us to welcome the stranger in our midst. We seek a rector who will provide pastoral care to our congregation of disparate ages, political & sexual orientations, income levels, and faith backgrounds. We especially desire someone who will provide active involvement in ministries to children and youth, as well as oversight of the administrative staff. The ideal rector will lead by personal engagement, inspiring rather than dictating in an environment under financial pressure. Our youth in particular look for a leader who is loyal, accepting, and able to connect with them on a personal level with a sense of humor.

Contact Information

Parish Website:

OTM Portfolio:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials  in order to be considered to: Canon Catherine Massey

  • A cover letter (letter of interest) addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current resume
  • Current OTM Portfolio
  • Deployment questionnaire for clergy positions (Download and save the form to your computer before filling it out.)

Please do not send deployment materials directly to  the congregation.