Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown

Curate

Date Posted March 14, 2019
Diocese Connecticut (Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann)
Location Newtown
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation Will meet diocesan guidelines.
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 129
Average Sunday Attendance 94
Adult Population in Church School 25
Budget 593,291
Broad Church yes
Emergent yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Trinity warmly welcomes visitors and newcomers. Our worship is joyful and meaningful. The clergy and staff are collegial. We are realigning our ministries in this missional age to focus on making disciples and becoming apostles. Vestry re-structuring is providing us with an opportunity to strengthen lay leadership through worship, formation, missional engagement, and parish life. Through intergenerational listening and learning, we are seeking to discern where God is already at work in our neighborhood and then follow.  To ground our work in God's mission, we are seeking to make Trinity a people of prayer and develop a network of groups within Trinity that build relationships.

Challenges

We are continuing to heal from the trauma of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School which happened here in 2012. Because of a visioning process undertaken in 2015, we are continuing to feel the tension around the realities of our decreased parish-size, programs and budget today.  We have been experimenting with intergenerational learning and still have much to learn about this.  We haven’t yet had hard conversations about racism and white privilege.

Comments

The Curate we hire will be warmly welcomed into the parish and community.  He or she will be supported in their ministry with our youth and families and are not expected to be an expert.  A curiosity and interest in intergenerational formation is what is being sought.  A newly ordained person will find Trinity a wonderful parish in which to grow and learn.

 

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Contact Information

The Rev. Dr. Jenny Montgomery

Priest in Charge

Cell 315-264-9311

jmontgomery@trinitynewtownct.org