Joint position: Calvary and St. Mark’s

at Priest in Charge/Associate Rector
Location Lombard/Glen Ellyn
Date Posted September 11, 2021
Category Chicago (Andrea Mysen)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $70,600 (includes SECA)
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing Calvary is a small pastoral sized church/ St. Mark's is a program sized church
Average Sunday Attendance 50/410
Child Population in Church School Calvary 9, St. Mark's 100
Adult Population in Church School Calvary 10, St. Mark's 30
Teacher Population in Church School Calvary 2, St. Mark's 11 (plus 10 volunteers)
Budget Calvary 161k, St. Mark's 1.1 million
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 no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn are partnering together to seek a full-time priest. The position will provide worship, fellowship and educational resources for all ages and share resources and opportunities. Both churches have long histories and are well established in their respective communities. At Calvary, the position will be that of priest-in-charge, providing Sunday and other worship services, overseeing day to day administration of the congregation and providing pastoral care. As an associate priest at St. Mark’s, the focus will be on assisting the rector as needed, particularly with youth ministry.

The congregations at Calvary and St. Mark’s are uniquely different but blend together well. Calvary has one Sunday service at 9:00am, and the small congregation is a tightly knit community who care deeply for one another. Formation is offered for all ages. St. Mark’s has four Sunday worship services with three in the morning and one afternoon service in Spanish. Formation is offered for all ages and there are regular outreach trips to a partner congregation in Mexico. Both congregations service their local communities through various outreach in Lombard and Glen Ellyn.

A unique strength is the opportunity to serve in different capacities in pastoral and program sized churches, with supervision by an experienced priest. This is a great opportunity for a newly ordained priest or someone with 1-3 years experience.

Challenges

Primary challenge will be time-management and balancing the workload of serving in two congregations. Clarity of expectations and regular assessment will be essential.

Comments

The ideal candidate will have strong community building skills, excellent time management and organizational abilities, and be open to collaborating with the congregations and their wider communities. Preaching and teaching skills are desired, as is fluency in Spanish and English. For more information visit the Calvary and St. Mark’s websites, view the OTM and parish profile.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, submit OTM, Resume and Cover Letter through the Clergy Form for Transitions on the diocesan website:

https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/m1poxgz40cwsj2w/

 

For more information, contact Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries at amysen@episcopalchicago.org or 312-751-4203.