St. James

at Rector
Location Skaneatlas
Date Posted April 3, 2024
Category Central New York (Megan Castellan)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation Consistent with diocesan guidelines for Type IV parish
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Live-in Rectory Preferred
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? Yes
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 530
Average Sunday Attendance 139
Child Population in Church School 29
Adult Population in Church School 10-25
Budget $530,000


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Sizeable, historic but well-maintained rectory next to parish right on Skaneatlas Lake in the heart of the town. Parish has done a great job of upkeep and modernizing the rectory.

Liturgical style and practice

Intentionally diverse offerings of worship styles across the offerings: from spoken Rite 1 to contemporary band music for Rite 2, and also a formal broad church and choir style Rite II


St. James has a plethora of ministries, spanning the gamut from social justice work to music ministries, to outreach efforts.  They are a thoughtful, dynamic and strong congregation that has benefited from excellent clergy and lay leadership with stable financial resources for many years.


Because of their reputation for excellence, the congregation holds themselves to a high standard, and this sometimes brings with it some unrealistic expectations around perfectionism.  A priest able to bring some calm into the system would be a great asset.

Contact Information

Canon Rev. Megan L. Castellan