St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church

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Date Posted May 25, 2021
Category Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation competitive salary, full SECA Reimbursement (15.3%), a portion of health insurance, and pension
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 643
Average Sunday Attendance 146
Child Population in Church School 40
Adult Population in Church School 40-50
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget $630,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes



St. Thomas’ takes seriously the call to discipleship through Bible study, book studies and learning through fellowship and dialogue. We are a learning community willing to take risks, try new things and find ways to partner with neighbors to work for justice and to be bearers of love in the world.


Our location is one foot in the city with its diversity and urban concerns, and one foot in a religiously diverse suburb. Responding to both contexts can be challenging.


The Associate Priest will share in social media tasks, liturgical leadership, preaching, and pastoral care. The Associate Priest will be the primary clergy liaison to the Lay Children and Youth Coordinator.

We are seeking a person:

  • With a passionate commitment to follow Jesus and to form disciples of all ages.
  • Who is passionate about parish ministry and feels called to associate ministry.
  • Who is a learner and is interested in mentoring our Education for Ministry program.
  • Who is passionate about equipping lay ministers
  • Who is creative in reaching out and keeping connected to our children and youth families
  • Who is interested in working with the Parish Programs such as Invite, Welcome, Connect
  • Who is a creative self-starter with organizational skills.
  • Who is welcoming, approachable and can relate to a wide range of people.

We ask a minimum of a three year commitment. Candidates from historically underrepresented demographics in the clerical order are especially encouraged to apply. Feel free to look up St. Thomas’ online to get a better sense of our parish:

Contact Information

Please submit resume and OTM profile to the Rector, the Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt at