St James’

at rector
Location Leesburg (Northern Virginia)
Date Posted September 14, 2021
Category Virginia (Sarah Brockenbrough & Ed Keithly)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 145,000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 708
Average Sunday Attendance 272
Budget 1,000,858
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

St. James' has an interest in, commitment to, and capacity for reflection and evolution. When change has gone well, it has been the result of purposeful planning and implementation between clergy and parishioners. It’s been successful when it's been collaborative, has been communicated well, has a rooted base of
support, and is meeting a true desire for excellence or an identified need.

Challenges

Over the past 10 years, we experienced conflict in our parish resulting from leadership transitions. Thankfully, we secured an interim rector in 2019 who has modeled intentional and mature leadership. As a result, he has earned the parish’s trust and respect in a very short time. He has led us through a period of healing and reconciliation and has prepared us for a new phase of our life together. However, there is still work to do; the pandemic has impeded the reconciliation efforts needed in the wake of the former rector's departure, and we probably have not fully addressed the conflicts surrounding that departure.

Contact Information

The Rev. Mignon L. Brockenbrough

Transition Minister

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

sbrockenbrough@thediocese.net