St. Thomas Windsor, NC & St. Thomas Ahoskie, NC

at Rector/ Priest in Charge
Location Windsor, NC & Ahoskie, NC
Date Posted April 27, 2022
Category East Carolina (Mollie Roberts)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Rural
Compensation Commensurate with experience & education housing is negotiable
Diocesan Compensation Info https://www.diocese-eastcarolina.org/uploads/images/2022-compensation-benefits-handbook-corrected_118.pdf
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Budget combined

Description

Liturgical style and practice

Weekly Eucharist, Rite II

Strengths

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Windsor and St. Thomas Episcopal church in Ahoskie, North Carolina are seeking a new Rector.

Although St. Thomas, Windsor and St. Thomas, Ahoskie in eastern North Carolina are located only approximately 20 minutes from each other, they are in different counties. Windsor is the county seat of Bertie County with a population of approximately 3,500 and Ahoskie is in Hertford County with a population of about 4,600.  Ahoskie is located 24 miles south of the North Carolina, Virginia border with Windsor due south from there. Both are lovely small towns with long histories and agriculturally based economies. The two parishes are complimentary, but individual; each having its own history, outreach, and liturgical style.

Recently, the Rector of each parish retired, and the two parishes have decided the time is right to partner together while maintaining their own personalities. The vestries of the parishes have met together and worked out an agreement that allows for the sharing of a full-time priest. The respective service times will be set so that the priest can be with each parish every Sunday and allowing enough time to travel between parishes. The vestries have agreed to be flexible with the priest and each other such that the priest will be able to attend to pastoral emergencies and care as needed. The ideal arrangement is that the priest will be half-time at each parish and that they will together provide a full-time compensation package, competitive in value and benefits.  The vestries envision that they may want to join forces for outreach projects and/or events, although they have no intention of merging now or in the future.

This is an opportunity for a priest who enjoys a rural atmosphere. There are plenty of outdoor activities and the climate is temperate with mild winters and lovely summers. Albemarle Sound is close by, and Windsor is on the Cashie River. There is a regional airport in Greenville, NC about an hour south and Raleigh is just under two hours west.   The position is suited to an experienced priest who might want to slow down a bit or one who feels a call to shared ministry.  Naturally, the vestries of these two communities are actively involved in the leadership of the parishes, it is not a “the priest does everything” situation.  Both parishes are multigenerational including children in each. These communities have long histories, several family owned and operated businesses, local leadership, and strong ties to the area.  They seek ordained leadership to walk with them through all the facets of their lives.

Challenges

Small rural towns

 

Contact Information

To apply please send resume, OTM profile, and cover letter to:

The Rev Canon Mollie Roberts in care of Hannah Jarman: hjarman@diocese-eastcarolina.org