Church of the Holy Innocents

at Rector
Location West Orange
Date Posted September 18, 2018
Category Newark (Margo Peckham Clark)
Job Type Part Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $31207.00
Health Benefits None
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 82
Average Sunday Attendance 45
Child Population in Church School 6
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget $136888.00
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



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See parish website at:

and parish search materials at diocesan webpage :


Position Description

The Rector position is currently part-time (20 hours).  It is also a long-term position, with room to expand (through additional hours or by inviting a deacon or hiring an assistant priest) if our parish grows and flourishes over time under our Rector’s leadership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead us in Worship, celebrating the Eucharist, special holidays, baptisms, weddings and funerals. Our Sunday Eucharist celebration is held at 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months);
  • Preach engagingly in weekly sermons. We want to learn and be inspired by the Word in relation to current events and our daily lives;
  • Work with our congregation to develop our vision and mission for the future;
  • Provide pastoral care to congregants in need;
  • Support and develop our Outreach efforts, an important area of focus for our congregation;
  • Join us in fellowship at coffee hour, parish activities, fundraisers, and community events;
  • Involve children in worship, church school and parish life;
  • Develop and support the Church School and Adult Christian Formation;
  • Handle day-to-day church administration, supported by our capable Parish Administrator OR
  • Work with the Parish Administrator, Vestry, and Wardens, in handling day-to-day church administration
  • Actively participate in the stewardship of our church by leading vestry meetings held monthly; and
  • Partner with vestry and finance committee to oversee budget and investments responsibly.

Contact Information

Ms. Tarz Palomba         201-618-9611

Ms. Patti Neil