St. Matthew

at Priest in Charge
Location Pennington
Date Posted September 11, 2023
Category New Jersey (Joanne Izzo)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 67,233
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Housing Allowance Preferred
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 552
Average Sunday Attendance 85
Child Population in Church School 38
Adult Population in Church School 3
Teacher Population in Church School 11
Budget 406,949


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Cash stipend above SECA are based on 5 years of credited service plus housing allowance 18K.

Liturgical style and practice

BCP Broad Church Rite I and Rite II


 The church's faithful congregation, dependable stewardship, and strong connections in
the diocese and beyond, all contribute to its overall strength.
 The church's commitment to Christian formation among youth includes the Kairos
program, the Destinations youth group, and the Young Families Supper Club.
 Fellowship, adult education, fundraising, and ministry/mission outreach activities are also


 Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, St. Matthew's has bounced back.
 Financially, St. Matthew's is secure in the short-term, but like many churches faces larger
societal trends that are challenging.
 Like other churches, St Matthew’s has to confront the challenges of an aging
congregation, growing secularization in society generally and competing demands for the
time and attention of current or potential parishioners, especially those with young


St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Pennington, NJ, is a flourishing parish centered in Christ that combines tradition with a modern outlook. The number of parishioners is stable, bolstered by the addition of new young families and the presence of an attractive live-streaming option for those who cannot attend in person. Financially resilient and rebounding from the impacts of the pandemic, the church has resumed most of its normal activities. St. Matthew’s has a long- standing commitment to mission and community outreach, a strong emphasis on youth and Christian formation, and an inclusive atmosphere. The church's Anglican traditions, admirable music program, desirable location, and well-maintained facilities, all contribute to its appeal.

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: