Date Posted September 24, 2017
Diocese Chicago (Andrea Mysen & Victor Conrado)
Location Palos Park
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation 55k cash stipend, 3k equity allow. Rectory value not included in figures
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 319
Average Sunday Attendance 98
Child Population in Church School 12
Teacher Population in Church School 4
Budget $300,000
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


Transfiguration is a financially stable, healthy congregation. Lay leadership has worked collaboratively with interim rector, exploring new forms of liturgy and examining identity and values. They are clear about who they are and what they seek in their next rector.

The  church has  an on-site day care/preschool that is both part of their outreach to the wider community, and a large contributor to the financial health of the congregation.

Please see the Rector Search page of their website for more information:



Transfiguration seeks a rector who can: focus with them on growth and retention of new members, help members identify their gifts and ways to use them, and help expand adult education.

The next rector should have strong administrative skills due to the close working relationship with the on-site daycare/preschool.


Transfiguration's last rector was a caring and healing presence for them. Though surprised and disappointed at his departure, they have had a good interim rector, have worked through the normal grief, and are ready to welcome their next rector.

Palos Park is a more affluent suburban community located 28 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, easily accessed by Metra train.

For more information about Transfiguration, please see the church website:

Contact Information

To apply for this position, please complete the clergy information form on the diocesan website's clergy openings page:

Contact: Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries, (312-751-4203) or Victor Conrado, Associate for Ministries,  (312-751-4210)