St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

at Assistant to the Rector
Location Southport
Date Posted January 22, 2020
Category East Carolina (Michael Singer)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $55,000 - $75,000 based on expereince
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 500
Average Sunday Attendance 250
Child Population in Church School 10
Adult Population in Church School 35
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget $635,000
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 yes
Rite II yes



Assistant Priest, St Philip’s Episcopal Church, Southport, NC

The Assistant to the Rector shall proclaim the Gospel, love and serve Christ’s people, nourish them, and strengthen them to glorify God in this life and in the life to come.

Primary Duties:
The ideal candidate will have a passion for pastoral care and hunger to learn and be active in all aspects of parish ministry and leadership. The parish of St Philip’s exceeds 500 members in good standing with an ASA of nearly 250 and growing. It is physically impossible for the Rector to provide sufficient pastoral care for the parish. The assistant priest’s primary focus will be pastoral care. Ultimately, our goal is to supplement direct pastoral care by the priests, through the direct involvement of our Community of Hope, Stephen Ministers, Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Daughters of the King, our Grief Support group, as well as through our two deacons, and retired priests. Our rector and assistant priest will honor their ordination vows by teaching, mentoring, and fully supporting the lay pastoral efforts of the laity.
A primary objective, as St Philip’s continues to grow, is to accomplish the difficult task of retaining the “Family Church” atmosphere by actively demonstrating warmth and caring through all our pastoral assets.
In addition to daily pastoral care and leadership, normative parish duties will be assigned to include liturgical celebration, preaching, teaching, and counseling.

The Local Community:
Southport is a picturesque, pre-revolutionary fishing village turned quaint tourist destination, located at the mouth of the historic Cape Fear River. The Southport, NC community is physically stunning - frequently a set location for films and television productions. The surrounding area is a mecca for active, up-scale retirement communities which continue to grow and are major contributors to the growth of our parish. St. Philip’s recently celebrated our 250th year as a parish in this region. Our Chapel of the Cross (erected 1843) is the cornerstone of churches in the downtown area. Brunswick County is the 4th fastest growing county in America.




We welcome those about to be ordained, the newly ordained or those who have been ordained awhile to apply.

Contact Information

Those interested in this position are asked to present a resume and cover letter and send to:
The Rev'd Michael Singer, Interim Transition Ministry Officer, All information must be received by Noon on February 26, 2020.