|Date Posted||March 9, 2020|
Western New York (Martha Ishman)
|Health Benefits||Clergy + 1|
|Housing||Housing for 4|
|Average Sunday Attendance||30|
|Child Population in Church School||5|
|Adult Population in Church School||4|
|Teacher Population in Church School||3|
This congregation is very welcoming with strong lay leadership. At the same time each person in the congregation pulls their own weight and is very flexible as need arises. There is a strong possibility for collaborative ministry with St. Luke's Church in Jamestown NY. It is a position that has much potential for growth. The rectory is very nice and the buildings are up to date and well maintained.
The church is located in a great community with a small downtown full of shops and amenities. The school system is very strong. Randolph's location provides lots of recreational opportunities being near Allegany State Park, Chautauqua Lake and ski resorts. Randolph is 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and 3 hours from Toronto, Canada.
Grace is eager to address its two biggest challenges which are to build up the small youth ministry and to grow the church as a whole. The church enjoys a good reputation in Randolph, there is lots of energy and there have been new families added to offset the declining population. It is well positioned to meet the challenges.
The Rev. Canon Martha Ishman