St. Andrew’s School and chapel

at Interim Head Chaplain
Location Middletown
Date Posted March 9, 2023
Category Delaware (Martha Kirkpatrick)
Job Type Intentional Interim
Setting Town
Compensation negotiable
Diocesan Compensation Info for a description of benefits please email
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Child Population in Church School 315
Budget n/a


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

This position is a 10-month full time interim.

Liturgical style and practice

Some of the principal functions of the head chaplain are: to design, oversee and facilitate an inclusive chapel program for a congregation mainly of adolescents; to plan collaboratively the annual chapel calendar of services and events and preside at chapel services three times each week; to lead the Chapel Team (associate chaplain, director of choral music, organist/assistant, and the chair of the religious studies department); ensure all involved in chapel activities receive the training required by the school and by the Episcopal Church; oversee the annual budget associated with the chapel; and oversee the physical space and decoration of the chapel throughout the liturgical year and maintain equipment and supplies needed for worship.


St. Andrew's School seeks a full-time head chaplain. An all-residential boarding school with 315 students in grades nine through twelve, St. Andrew's was founded almost a century ago with an unprecedented approach to financial aid and has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is rooted in our Episcopal faith and inseparable from our aspiration to excellence. The St. Andrew's School chapel is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.

The chaplain leads spiritual life at the school, directs the school's chapel program, and is responsible for defining, preserving, and promoting the school's Episcopal identity to all constituencies. The chaplain oversees the school's chapel program, presiding at services three times each week, and manages the student-led chapel guilds and vestry, as well as the chapel team.

In addition the chaplain provides pastoral care to students, faculty and staff at the school; teaches up to three courses in religious studies or another department; and additional functions common to life in a residential boarding school.


Applicant must be a priest ordained in the Episcopal Church with at least five years of experience in a school or parish or comparable experience.

Conditions of hire:

  • a thorough background check
  • reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state employment laws, and any other required condition of employment
  • candidates must comply with all St. Andrew's vaccination requirements, including being fully vaccinated for COVID-19.



Please visit the St. Andrew's School website at

For a copy of the job description please contact The Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick at


Contact Information

Please submit letter of introduction, current resume, and list of references to the Head of School, Joy McGrath at