Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Swanton
Date Posted September 10, 2023
Category Vermont (Walter Brownridge & Linda L. Grenz)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $72,000
Diocesan Compensation Info https://diovermont.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2023ClergyCompensation.pdf
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 162
Average Sunday Attendance 41
Child Population in Church School 25
Adult Population in Church School 25
Budget $400,385


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Salary listed is diocesan minimum -- we add $500 per year of experience. Vestry is still working on compensation parameters so call the Transition Officer for more information.

Liturgical style and practice

Broad church


Parish has assumed responsibility for a nearby chapel, St. John's Church in Highgate Falls, which has no active members. They maintain the property and offer occasional services at the church.

Well-maintained campus due to a large endowment which enables them to maintain the buildings, have a full-time priest and do outreach ministries.

They have a history of mutual ministry which enabled them to maintain the life of the parish during the priest's sabbatical and subsequent interim period. They hope to maintain that level of lay engagement.




They need guidance on how to best utilize the endowment now that they have completed major renovations to the buildings. The endowment is from a recent bequest so they are still learning how to manage a multi-million dollar endowment.

Pledge income is only 10% of the total budget.

They have a strong core of leaders who need help with incorporating new leaders and utilizing their gifts and skills.



They need a seasoned priest who can manage strong personalities, empower others in the parish to exercise their ministries and who can help them foster a generous heart and find a vision for the endowment funds entrusted to them that furthers the mission of the church.

OTM profile coming shortly. Contact Transition Officer for more information.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz