|Date Posted||August 9, 2022|
Virginia (Shirley Smith-Graham)
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://www.thediocese.net/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Finance_and_Management/6_2021_Compensation_Guidelines.pdf|
|Health Benefits||Clergy Only|
|Is there a rectory?||Yes|
|If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there?||Optional|
|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?||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms|
|Communicants in Good Standing||135|
|Average Sunday Attendance||50|
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
The rectory is situated across the street from the church, overlooking the valley. Utilities are included.
Liturgical style and practice
Traditional and broad
We are a caring congregation, caring for members of the church as well as those in the surrounding community. We see outreach as an essential part of who we are, including food ministry and our preschool. We are diverse economically and politically, not so much racially. We are generous both with our time and treasure.
Our challenges include being an aging population overall. Leeds Church is in the gorgeous Shenandoah foothills, but it is an isolated mountain village rich in history. Warren County schools are nearby, and our church members live both in the area of the church and areas further out.
Our opportunities include the invitation and welcome of younger families in the area, creating a sense of togetherness across demographics, community engagement with other local churches (both Episcopal and Baptist, especially continuing to grow in our relationship with a neighboring historically black Baptist Church), and growing our outreach programs. We are already a strong presence in local community.
We seek a clergyperson who enjoys pastoral care ministry, enjoys preaching an inspiring sermon that reaches all ages, a competent small church administrator, and would be willing to live in the local community, whether in the rectory or not.
The Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, Interim Transition Minister, Diocese of Virginia