Trinity Church

Rector
Date Posted September 20, 2016
Diocese Chicago (Andrea Mysen)
Location Chicago
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation 72,500 negotiable based on experience
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 137
Average Sunday Attendance 30
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 10
Budget 100,000 (revenues much higher)
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic yes
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Historic African American congregation with strong pride in who they are and deep relationships with each other

Tremendous opportunity for ministry in a gentrifying, diverse community

Small core group of lay leaders who want to be an effective presence and witness in the community and need clergy leadership to lead this process

Strong financial resources via parking lot rental income

Challenges

Long time previous rector fostered little connection to or relationship with diocesan staff - challenge to build trust and relationships

Tired core group of leaders (a few people literally do everything = they are faithful and weary)

Strong revenue stream has led to limited pledging or financial planning

 

Comments

This is an opportunity to rebuild a parish (or do a parallel development) in a changing and gentrifying community. The congregation values its community but has not reached out much directly. The nearby hospital rents church parking lot - solid revenue stream and great ministry opportunity exists here.

Contact Information

Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries; 312-751-4203

Submit materials via diocesan website openings page:

https://www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings/