|September 13, 2021
Rochester (Virginia Tyler Smith)
|Salary is $55,000 plus benefits
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|Communicants in Good Standing
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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.
Please send resume, OTM and cover letter to
The Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt, Rector
St. Thomas' Church Rochester
2000 Highland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618