St. Luke’s

at Assistant
Location Kalamazoo
Date Posted March 10, 2020
Category Western Michigan (Mike Spencer)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Urban
Compensation Commensurate with diocesan guidelines
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 185
Budget 501,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

St. Luke's is excited to create this position focused on the "55 & Better" population. The congregation has discerned a need for ministry to support the spiritual lives of those in retirement. The rector imagines that this position will be responsible for such endeavors as fellowship activities, discernment of ministry in retirement, making connections among those who are post-active (beyond just home communion visits).

The parish has some connections to the senior services community in Kalamazoo and wants more of the same.

St. Luke's is an open and affirming congregation; Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are warmly encouraged to inquire.

Challenges

Current funding is available for a half-time position for 18 months. The rector believes that once the person is in place, more funding will materialize, both through partnerships and through parish giving. The rector's goal is for the position to transition to full-time within 24 to 36 months.

Self-differentiation will be a key quality for the successful candidate.

Contact Information

Inquiries to the rector, the Rev. Dr. Randall Warren, rwarren@stlukeskalamazoo.org