St. Columba’s Episcopal Church

at Associate Rector for Worship and Discipleship
Location Washington
Date Posted September 13, 2022
Category Washington (Robert Phillips)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation competitive
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 1505
Average Sunday Attendance 588
Budget 3,227,425


Liturgical style and practice

Broad church. Rite II


St. Columba’s is a large, multi-staff church with an engaged and very active congregation, an average Sunday  attendance of 400 in person and 175 on line, and annual operating budget of $3.2 million. We operate a  nursery school for 100 children, 20% of whom have learning differences. Principal worship on Sunday is  celebrated with all ages in four or five services in a variety of liturgical styles. Lively, participatory, innovative,  musically rich and diverse with a balance of traditional and new, worship is at the heart of our common life in  Christ. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist church, operating a zero waste campus, partnering with  others to end family homelessness in the District, and we are currently hosting three Afghan refugee families.  Many households have been - and continue to be - drawn to St. Columba’s vibrant ministries with and for  children, youth, and their families. Across all ages, participation in small groups is increasingly the norm as we  seek to equip one another to practice faith in our daily lives. 


Life and ministry at St. Columba’s is dynamic. With a compelling vision, we’re making changes both small  and large – driven by our own vision and plan, and in response to changes in the world and society around  us. We’re embracing this as a season of holy opportunity. 


The Associate Rector for Worship and Discipleship (ARWD) is a full-time position sharing – with the rector, other clergy and core staff – in the leadership of this church. She/he/they functions under the direct  supervision of the rector, and leads or participates in a number of staff teams to insure coordination of all  ministries. The ARWD is a pastor, prophet, teacher, and evangelist who works collegially with staff and  parishioners to develop and implement offerings and programs that serve the overall mission of the church.  The ARWD is expected to function at a very high level of personal and professional creativity, take initiative  and responsibility for specific areas of ministry, and work collaboratively with others.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, OTM profile, and recording or text of a sermon  given in the last six months to the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, Rector, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, or 4201 Albemarle St. NW, Washington, DC 20016. We will review all materials as they  arrive and respond to all applicants. No phone calls, please.