St. Ignatius of Antioch

at Rector
Location Antioch
Date Posted March 14, 2023
Category Chicago (Sierra Reyes & Andrea Mysen)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation 72000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Budget 217,400


Liturgical style and practice

On Sundays, we celebrate the Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 am. Both services follow the traditional Rite II liturgy with music from our talented organist and hymns sung by the congregation. We also embrace the Rite I liturgy and are open to rotation between the rites. The liturgical practice at St. Ignatius of Antioch is theologically conservative, embracing a broader range of views and perspectives across our community. Sunday worship is central to the parish and includes an 8 am and 10 am service, each with about twenty attendees. Sunday services are also available on Zoom, a practice that began during the COVID pandemic and has successfully supported those shut-in by medical or family situations. We have enjoyed a variety of Supply Priests during our time of transition, and the variety of their styles and personal backgrounds has been welcomed by parishioners.


St. Ignatius is a “Small church with powerful presence.” On our 100th anniversary, July 11, 2015, the parish was depicted as a small church that makes a significant impact on our community. St. Ignatius is, quite literally, a shining beacon on a hill, whose ministry is felt throughout the community.


Our Key Priorities include:

Attract and minister to new families with children and youth

Connect with new people and involve them in our church life

Grow in our formation as Christians


St. Ignatius of Antioch is in search of a full-time rector.  Each Sunday, the congregation worships using Rite II liturgies during two services with an average Sunday attendance in the 40’s, and several attendees via the hybrid Zoom service. The main focus of the congregation is outreach, with the focus on their resale shop. The resale shop is served by volunteers from within the congregation and from the community, enhancing the bond between those worshipping members and the wider Antioch area. Fellowship and formation are other key areas of focus for the members of St. Ignatius, who seek to learn and grow together, while also seeking to grow the congregation. The next rector of St. Ignatius should value tradition, and lead the congregation to new ideas and purposes while helping to recruit new and diverse members.

Antioch, Illinois is located just south of the Wisconsin border, about 60 miles from Chicago. Antioch is accessible via highway or commuter rail, to either Chicago or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Civic and social opportunities to Illinois’ and Wisconsin’s biggest cities make Antioch a desirable location. Surrounded by lakes, rivers and open land, there are many opportunities for recreation including fishing and boating, skiing and snowboarding. Downtown Antioch provides shopping and dining, and seasonal festivals and concerts. Other close-by attractions include amusement parks, a renaissance fair and shopping malls. Within five miles of Antioch are large companies such as Amazon, Haribo candies and Abbott Labs.

To learn more, please visit the church website, view the parish profile or OTM. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form for Transitions.

Contact Information

To learn more, please visit the church website, view the parish profile or OTM. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form for Transitions.