|Date Posted||February 9, 2021|
Connecticut (Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann)
|Compensation||Will meet diocesan guidelines.|
|Health Benefits||Clergy + 1|
|Communicants in Good Standing||83|
|Average Sunday Attendance||30|
The past seven years represent a high point in the history of ECY in terms of the stability, size, engagement, and the rich complexity of congregational worship. The ministry has developed a point of community focus for modeling not only Christian belief, but Christian behavior and engagement with the world. The stress on student-based leadership results in remarkable and gifted individuals stepping forward with fresh ideas and new approaches, which increase relevance of the chaplaincy in meeting the hunger for spiritual development and spiritual expression in the larger context of the high-pressure University. The incoming chaplain will have a firm rock to stand on, even as issues of sustainability, relevancy, and innovation circle about. The core of this ministry, the students, have the mettle to meet the challenges, to teach and share, and to listen in community to the whisperings of God’s desires for who and how we are to be with each other, the world at large, and finally with our own selves. All this means that the incoming chaplain will have multiple levels of institutional and relational support, and the encouragement to grow and pursue their own pastoral formation, all while continuing the mission of making ECY a model campus ministry for the Episcopal Church.
A vital crucible for the spiritual development of life-long lay leaders, as well as candidates for ordained ministry, campus ministry is a rewarding vocation that in recent decades has seen great changes. Once a common presence on most college campuses, college ministry has experienced a significant decline. Challenges facing campus ministries include turnover in clergy and student leadership, limited funding from local church and college sources, and growing secularization of college campuses. Nonetheless, this mission field is rich with potential, both for current students and for the future of the Church. It calls for creative, energetic approaches to faith development, worship, and service that aligns with the values and sensibilities of today’s college students.
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