St. Mark’s Church, Mount Kisco

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Mount Kisco
Date Posted September 24, 2021
Category New York (Nora Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation Compensation & Benefits According to Diocesan Guidelines.
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 65
Average Sunday Attendance 52
Child Population in Church School 3
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $303,698
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 no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Fellowship has been and remains a strength at St. Mark’s. We justly pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming place and on many of the enduring friendships among parishioners. We have dedicated and talented parishioners who volunteer their time to keep the church running and our congregation is deeply committed to expanding our worshipping community.

Challenges

Like many other Episcopal churches in the Diocese we are growing older as a congregation and we have seen our pledging units decline. In addition, St. Mark’s has experienced various episodes of conflict between members of our parish and former priests and in 2018 we experienced a turnover of priests, which contributed to a sense of instability and hindered our ability to connect with the community. Under Father Brandt’s leadership as Interim Priest, the congregation at St. Marks turned away from the past and began looking to the future with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Comments

Housing Provided: the rectory is a single-family residence with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths so it can accommodate a range of family sizes.

Parish Profile and OTM Community Ministry Portfolio: both are available from the Diocese of New York's Positions Open webpage: https://www.dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/transition-ministry-office/positions-open/

Church Website: https://www.stmarksmountkisco.org

Receiving Names Until: November 8, 2021

Contact Information

To apply please send your resume, OTM Portfolio, and letter of interest to: stmarkssearchcommittee1@gmail.com, with a copy to the Rev. Canon Nora Smith, Canon for Transition Ministry to: nsmith@dioceseny.org.