St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Vergennes
Date Posted December 24, 2021
Category Vermont (Auburn Watersong)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Town
Compensation $39,937
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 120
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Average Sunday Attendance 33
Charismatic no
Child Population in Church School 16
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Morning Prayer yes
Budget 103,362
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Strong compassionate support for members to each other that has been heightened by the pandemic.

 

Children and teens in Sunday school.

 

Successful racial justice initiatives that led to a historic marker honoring the first Black sheriff of Vermont, Stephen Bates who was a member of St. Paul's

Strategic Investment in Sacred Places that led to both preservation of the church and grounds and welcoming more public onto their grounds.

Challenges

Managing expectations of a small church.

Ongoing care for their buildings.

Pivoting to Zoom church meant some could not or would not attend church.

Comments

Potentially this church could be paired with All Saints, South Burlington for a single priest with a full-time call.

Contact Information

Mary Sulerud, Transition Consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, msulerud@diovermont.org

 

Sarah Stroup  stroup.sarah@gmail.com