St. Luke

at Priest in Charge to Rector
Location Metuchen
Date Posted March 12, 2023
Category New Jersey (Joanne Izzo)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 100,000
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 4
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
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 3 bedrooms
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 100
Average Sunday Attendance 75
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 30
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget 337,056


Liturgical style and practice

Broad Church. Rite I and II, BCP, 82 Hymnal, WLP, occasionally 1940 hymnal. Two said services 5:30 Saturday evening, 8 am Sunday and 10 Sung Choral Eucharist. Daily offices via Facebook.


St. Luke’s is an open, inclusive, and loving church. We extend a warm welcome to those who:

  • Wish to explore Christianity with a perspective different from the church of their upbringing.
  • Seek a spiritual community that does not judge who you love.
  • Wish to explore a more modern, open-minded and enlightened Christian path.
  • Seek to worship within a church community which values and practices a ritual and liturgy that is still vibrant, full of life, and meaningful today.

St. Luke’s uses their resources responsibly, making it possible to meet our financial obligations.  In the past decade, the Vestry has invested over $1 million in renovations and restorations including American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.




  1. Private Nursery School on Church Property. St Luke’s is the landlord for a private Nursery School occupying space in the basement level of our parish hall. Most importantly, the rent that the school pays to St. Luke’s accounts for one-third of our annual budget.
  2. Obtaining a balanced budget. While we do not expect our new clergy partner to have all of the answers to all of our issues, there is general concern among the Vestry and parishioners that we have functioned at budget deficits for the past several years.
  3. Improving communications. St. Luke’s needs to improve communications on several levels: Within our parish office structure; in our outreach to our parishioners; and in our outreach to our local community. Some necessary steps have already been taken


We look forward to working with our new clergy partner to expand our parish and develop a youth ministry that will be meaningful in today's world.  St. Luke’s is a known entity in Metuchen and we wish to find ways to meet people where they are, both in their secular and spiritual life.

Contact Information

Please contact The Rev. Canon Joanne Izzo, Transition Officer, or 609-460-5408 to submit cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: