|Date Posted||September 11, 2021|
Chicago (Andrea Mysen)
|Compensation||$70,600 (includes SECA)|
|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|
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.
Primary challenge will be time-management and balancing the workload of serving in two congregations. Clarity of expectations and regular assessment will be essential.
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.
To apply for this position, submit OTM, Resume and Cover Letter through the Clergy Form for Transitions on the diocesan website:
For more information, contact Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries at email@example.com or 312-751-4203.