All Saints East Lansing

at Interim Rector
Location East Lansing
Date Posted April 2, 2024
Category Michigan (Ellen Ekevag)
Job Type Intentional Interim
Setting Urban
Compensation $88,273
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 189
Child Population in Church School 51
Adult Population in Church School 79
Budget $624,029


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

The compensation is divided as $82,000 salary and $6,273 SECA reimbursement.

Liturgical style and practice

At All Saints, there are three services allowing parishioners to find a style that works for them. The large, ‘noisy’ 10 a.m. service (usually more than 100 congregants) uses Rite II and has a healthy music program including organ music and choir, with hymns from a variety of hymnals reflecting our commitment to diversity. The 8 a.m. service using Rite I and the reflective/meditative lay-led 5 p.m. Vesper’s service are held in the chapel and draw 15-20 congregants. We celebrate the eucharist at every service. The services are welcoming and relaxed; families with toddlers are encouraged to sit in the front where kids can watch, quietly play, and wander. For those who cannot attend services in person, the 10 a.m. service is live-streamed.
The congregation values intellectual, thought-provoking sermons. The prayers of the people are written by parishioners, and our holy days often involve bells and incense.


All Saints is a large, stable parish with a high percentage of parishioners active in the church’s many ministry areas.  We support social and environmental justice, and we are active partners with community organizations through financial support and direct participation.

We are inclusive of and welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community and other traditionally marginalized congregants.  We balance divergent views while maintaining compassion for all.

We have many families with children with robust programming for children, youth, and families. We are committed to involving children in the service and welcoming their presence.

All Saints is financially stable, with over $800,000 in endowment funds and a strong stewardship record.

Michigan State University is only a half mile from All Saints. We benefit from all that a university community has to offer, and we draw congregants from the entire Lansing area.


While All Saints is a stable, economically healthy parish that benefits from having two full-time clergy, we have not found a way to support two priests (or one priest and one deacon) without assistance from the diocese.  Although most of the ministry areas are led by parishioners, support from two priests is optimal.


All Saints needs to find a way to increase diversity in our progressive congregation. While we welcome people from all backgrounds, we need to be more intentional about inviting a variety of people in from our surrounding communities.


We sometimes find it challenging to entice our parishioners into crossing over from being worship attendees to being more involved in the church’s activities.  We would benefit from engaging even more volunteers, as well as positioning some of our parishioners in their 30s and 40s to transition into leadership positions.

Contact Information

Clergy interested in being considered for a particular position should send their cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio to:

The Rev. Canon Ellen Ekevag, Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions
for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
by email:
or mail to 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.