St. Michael’s Church

at Rector
Location Geneseo
Date Posted June 1, 2022
Category Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $87,921
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 6
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; 2.5 baths
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 270
Average Sunday Attendance 88
Child Population in Church School 15
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $220,843


Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

Compensation includes full SECA reimbursement.
Provision is made for a sabbatical.
Located next door to the church, the rectory has 3 bedrooms, 2 full and two half bathrooms and a large bonus room (could be a bedroom) with a fireplace on the second floor. The floors on the first and second floors are hardwood. The third floor is carpeted and has 2 bedrooms. There is a detached single car garage with a paved driveway and additional off street parking.

Liturgical style and practice

St. Michael's is on the higher end of the spectrum, firmly rooted in the Book of Common Prayer. They have two services per Sunday, plus additional seasonal services throughout the year.


St. Michael's is an introspective parish, having recently completed the RenewalWorks program. They are focusing on redevelopment of their campus, including major projects to renovate their undercroft, enhance ADA accessibility, and make the campus more welcoming to outside groups who use the church.  Missional, they have a long history with Upper South Street Housing, a program serving low-income seniors.  Originally the developers of the property, St. Michael's now supports the management of the current owner, Episcopal Senior Life Communities.  One of the ways that St. Michael's keeps involved is through its meal program, which last year served nearly 3000 meals to Upper South Street during the height of the pandemic.  St. Michael's also hosts two farmworker-run programs helping to address worker conditions, immigration issues, and a central nexus for the dispersed farm worked community, while also encouraging entrepreneurial activities among the participants.

They are a collaborative, creative parish with a great deal going on in their small university town.


Despite a great amount of energy within the parish, St. Michael's does not have a strong cohort of college students attending, and their Sunday school has dwindled significantly.   They hope that consistent clergy representation will help them to overcome these gaps.



St. Michael's is vibrant and alive! They have a vision of where they want to go, the resources to get there, and a vision of Christ that is based in joy.  The town of Geneseo is approximately 40 minutes south of Rochester by major highway.  Despite it's rural setting, the town boasts many of the draws one would expect in a larger town, including: shopping, healthcare, and art/cultural activities.  The region is known for it's terrific outdoor activities, including biking, camping, hiking, skiing and water activities on the nearby Finger Lakes.

Contact Information

Please send cover letter, OTM profile and resume to:

The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith

Dean of Transitions, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester