Trinity

Rector

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Diocese Western New York (Vicki Zust)
Location Fredonia
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $68,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 217
Average Sunday Attendance 54
Child Population in Church School 10
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $160,960
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 yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Trinity is a wonderful congregation of kind, caring, people.  They are located in the college town of Fredonia, New York.  Many of the congregation are connected with SUNY Fredonia.  They have a fantastic music program supported by students from the SUNY Fredonia music program.   The church is located in the downtown area of Fredonia, walking distance to all of the downtown shopes and restaurants.

Fredonia is in the heart of WNY wine country.  Craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and farmers markets are all in the area.  A 10 minute drive puts you in the heart of the country and a 45 minute drive puts you in the heart of downtown Buffalo.  Erie, PA is about a 30 minute drive to the west.

Challenges

Trinity is a church that lives into being a church where people of many different views come together and form a community.  They do this well.  The downside is that they are conflict averse.

Their new priest will need to be a non-anxious presence and able to manage conflict calmly.  An ability to keep the needs of everyone in mind and allow things to take their time is essential.

Comments

They are an absolutely wonderful congregation.  This is a text-book pastoral size congregation and college town ministry with genuinely caring people, committed to both their community and their congregation.

Their parish profile is on their web-site - http://www.trinityfredonia.com/

Contact Information

The Rev. Vicki Zust, Bishop's Assistant for Ministry Development

vzust@episcopalwny.org