St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

at Curate
Location Durham
Date Posted January 25, 2023
Category North Carolina (Catherine Massey)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $51,863
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing for 3
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, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 2 bedrooms, currently under renovation. Should the cleric be called prior to completion the church will provide temporary housing
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 604
Average Sunday Attendance 309
Child Population in Church School 75+
Adult Population in Church School yes
Teacher Population in Church School yes
Budget $1,072,015


Liturgical style and practice

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is a faith community that is dedicated to spreading the love of God through worship, lifelong education, and acts of service.

St. Stephen’s is a diverse congregation made up of individuals and families from all walks of life and at all places along faith’s journey. We’re located in the residential Hope Valley area of southwest Durham, and our picturesque, wooded campus offers a place of serenity surrounded by the beauty of nature. In the midst of that peaceful setting, you’ll find a church bustling with activity. The sounds of bells and the organ beckon us into worship, while children run over from their Sunday School classrooms, carrying a craft that reminds them how much God loves them. But the work of discipleship doesn’t end when worship is over. We are also found at Urban Ministries of Durham serving lunch and gathering food and funds to help the food insecure in our community. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we reach out to those in need in our parish, in the community, and in the world.


St. Stephen's is a vital center for hospitality, education, arts and music, and outreach and mission.  We have partnered with local schools and universities, other churches, and service agencies in town and around the world.  Our parish family includes folks from many walks of life around the Triangle area, and who come to this special place set apart for “growing disciples,” and from which we undertake God’s work in the world.


Current circumstances have provided an exciting opportunity for us to explore new and creative ways to engage with one another and with our community.  New live and recorded services of worship, and programs for spiritual and educational development offer those who cannot be with us in person the chance to participate in our mission and ministries.


Contact Information

Candidates are encouraged to submit a current resume, OTM portfolio and cover letter addressed to The Rev. Sanford Key, Rector mailto: