St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

at Priest in Charge
Location Williamsville
Date Posted March 21, 2022
Category Western New York (Jason Shank)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $73,047
Diocesan Compensation Info https://episcopalpartnership.org/for-clergy/
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? Required
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? 4 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 214
Average Sunday Attendance 55
Child Population in Church School 19
Adult Population in Church School 12
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $218,749

Description

Liturgical style and practice

Neither a “High” Church or a “Low” Church, we consider ourselves to be a “Middle” Church. We enjoy our traditions, but are also happy to be a little more informal some of the time. We typically utilize is 8:00 Rite and Rite II with music at our 10:00 service. We enjoy music in many forms; we currently have a choir and an organist..

Strengths

  • Financial stability
  • Paul’s parish is like a big family- Love, enthusiasm and commitment of our parishioners
  • Extensive community outreach
  • Connectivity with local community
  • Numerous programs for both Youth & Adults
  • Collective hands-on actions: i.e. Church Clean-up day, decorating, work days, fundraising etc.

Challenges

  • Emerge strong after impact from COVID
    • re-engaging families
    • restarting programs/reimagining programs to ensure a vibrant community post-pandemic.
  • Continue to Implement hybrid live online/in house Sunday worship
  • Overall decline in Episcopal membership
  • Making Church more relevant
    • Parishioners being disconnected due to chaotic lifestyle

Contact Information

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter articulating your sense of call and fit for this position, along with your resume and Office for Transition Ministry profile to:
The Rev. Canon Jason Shank at jshank@episcopalpartnership.org by 5/31/22