|Location||Watkins Glen and Catharine|
|Date Posted||September 13, 2021|
Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
|Compensation||57,000 plus benefits|
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||100|
|Average Sunday Attendance||50|
|Child Population in Church School||10|
|Adult Population in Church School||10|
|Teacher Population in Church School||3|
The parishes of St. James Watkins Glen and St. John's Catharine enjoy a long and robust partnership. Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes of upstate New York, Watkins Glen is a robust tourist community nestled at the foot of Seneca Lake. Catharine, located about 8 miles away, is a small village among the rolling farmlands and wineries of the region. The parishes share a priest, who is 60% at St. James, and 40% at Catharine. They parishes share an administrative assistant, and collaborate on a variety of ministries. Most recently they held a summer bible program which was well attended by parish children and friends from the neighborhood. During the pandemic, St. John's initiated a sharing shed for anyone in need. More information at https://vimeo.com/407590779
After a multi-decade rectorate, the parishes had a priest-in-charge from 2018-2021. The match was difficult, and they now need an interim to help refocus the leadership, strengthen administration, and prepare them for their permanent priest.
These two parishes have long-standing lay leadership who provide a variety of gifts and skills to the parishes.
Please send OTM letter, resume and cover letter to:
The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith
Dean of Transitions, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester