Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Maple Glen

at Rector
Location Maple Glen
Date Posted June 18, 2020
Category Pennsylvania (Arlette Benoit Joseph)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $105,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 569 (from 2019 Parochial Report)
Average Sunday Attendance 181 (from 2019 Parochial Report)
Child Population in Church School 40 (28 Child and 12 Teen)
Adult Population in Church School 45 (Adult Formation Estimate)
Teacher Population in Church School 28
Budget $494,568 (from 2019 Parochial Report)
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional yes
Prayer Book yes
Renewal yes
Rite I yes
Rite II yes



The following are strengths of Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, we have a(n):

● Highly regarded Nursery School Program for toddlers through

pre-kindergarten that serves the local community

● Innovative, Montessori-based, hands-on Catechesis of the Good

Shepherd (CGS) Sunday School Program that cultivates each child’s

unique relationship with God

● Diverse Rite I and Rite II worship services with strong contemporary and

traditional music programs

● Desire to collaborate with our leader to identify new ministries especially

inspiring and creative outreach projects

● Supportive congregation that is welcoming, friendly, prays for each other

and works through conflict

● Well-maintained property in our buildings and grounds

● Financially secure balance sheet with substantial investments and no debt


The following are challenges for Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, we:

● Require an energetic, enthusiastic, and approachable leader who can help

us set a vision focused on Jesus Christ in a way that identifies our unique

gifts as we prepare for the future

● Desire a compelling preacher who calls, inspires, educates and challenges

us with sermons that are scripture-based and relevant to our daily lives

● Wish to strengthen our youth program and integrate youth more fully into

the life of the church

● See an opportunity to increase fellowship activities to allow more

interaction so people feel better connected to others

● Believe our church is one of the best-kept secrets in our community

● Need to trust that God will provide


We offer three very different services: 7:45am - Rite 1 Service; 9:00am -

Contemporary Rite II Service with band; and 10:30am - Traditional Rite II Service

with choir accompanied by organ and piano.

We had the wonderful gift of having a Rector shepherd us for over 34 years.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at


Church information 

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Maple Glen

919 Tennis Avenue

Maple Glen, PA 19002


Chris Suhy, Rector’s Warden


Tim Walsh, Search Committee Chair