St. Thomas’

at Associate priest
Location Rochester
Date Posted September 13, 2021
Category Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation Salary is $55,000 plus benefits
Diocesan Compensation Info
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? Yes
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 643
Anglo-Catholic no
Average Sunday Attendance 156
Broad Church yes
Child Population in Church School 30
Charismatic no
Adult Population in Church School 20
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Morning Prayer yes
Budget 625,000
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes


Liturgical style and practice

The parish is broad church with an excellent music program and active choir.


St. Thomas’ is a vibrant and diverse parish of approximately 400 persons. Members represent all ages and walks of life and come from throughout the Rochester region to gather regularly for prayer and worship, education, outreach and fellowship. St.

The parish has a very active children's and youth program, and. wide variety of community outreach program.  Set on the edge of one of Rochester's most vibrant and diverse suburbs, St. Thomas bridges both urban and suburban realities.


Though a relatively large parish, St. Thomas has had to rethink itself in light of COVID. As it begins the program year for 2021, all classes and meetings are virtual.  The parish continues to engage the neighborhood through lay-led community engagement activities, including an outdoor blessing box with everyday necessities for neighbors in need.  The vestry is discerning carefully how to continue it's history of strong community presence while dealing with the realities of the pandemic.


St. Thomas is located in one of the top school systems in the region, among some of the most walkable and lovely and historic residential neighborhoods in the area.  The parish embraces the diversity around it, including a large and vibrant Jewish population and a variety of other religious and ethnic populations.  The parish is near one of Rochester's favorite pariks, which includes recreation, green space, and one of the local reservoirs. St. Thomas' is within a 20 minute drive of five colleges and a world class health system.

Contact Information

Please send resume, OTM and cover letter to

The Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt, Rector

St. Thomas' Church Rochester

2000 Highland Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618