Christ Church

at Rector
Location Winnetka
Date Posted September 13, 2022
Category Chicago (Sierra Reyes & Andrea Mysen)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $100,000 cash stipend + church provided housing as pension assessed = 146k
Diocesan Compensation Info https://episcopalchicago.org/for-clergy/clergy-salary-and-benefits/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Live-in Rectory Preferred
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 7br, 5 ba
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 92 post-covid
Child Population in Church School 111
Adult Population in Church School 52
Teacher Population in Church School 20
Budget 1.7 million

Description

Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Housing listed at pension assessed value. FMV in Winnetka much
higher

Liturgical style and practice

Christ Church is known for beautiful worship that features magnificent music from our world-class choir. Our worship style is liturgical, sacramental and inclusive, rooted in our Episcopal tradition while incorporating some contemporary practices. We blend the formality of a choir that follows The Royal School of Music with a dress code that invites everything from jeans to coat and tie. We celebrate Sunday mornings with 2 services of Holy Eucharist. The early service is intimate and contemplative traditional spoken word. The family service is Rite II Holy Eucharistic accompanied by our full choir.

Strengths

  • Vibrant Northshore congregation with strong financial resources, adept lay leadership and staff
  • High value of formation for all ages
  • Known for excellent music program
  • Strong engagement in outreach ministries
  • Adaptive and flexible congregational system

 

Challenges

Primary goals/area of focus from Congregational Assessment Tool:

  • Developing strategy to attract new members and incorporating them into life of the church
  • Attracting families with children and youth
  • Creating opportunities to form meaningful relationships within the church community
  • Expanding outreach ministries
  • Deepening formation opportunities for every age and stage of life

Comments

Church is a multi-generational community from diverse spiritual and theological backgrounds, connected by a desire to grow as disciples of Christ while discerning personal calls to ministry. Members come together joyfully in worship, formation, fellowship and service in a culture that is rooted in our Episcopal tradition, yet relevant to life in the world today. In addition to Sunday worship, there are many opportunities for Christian formation and outreach for parishioners of all ages.

Christ church is seeking an experienced, inspiring rector who will walk alongside the members as a leader and teacher, someone who seeks to grow in faith and service together with the congregation. The ideal rector candidate will provide a challenge to dream boldly about the future while responding to the needs of our community and a rapidly changing world.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, please submit OTM, resume, and cover letter through the diocesan website: https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/m1poxgz40cwsj2w/

For more information about this position, please contact the Rev. Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries, at amysen@episcopalchicago.org or 312-751-4203.

Church website: https://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/

Parish profile: https://episcopalchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Winnetka-parish-Profile.pdf