Assistant/Associate Priest

Scottsdale, AZ
Type: Clergy
Posted Jun 9, 2021
Job Title
Assistant/Associate Priest
Name of church or organization
Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church
Scottsdale, AZ
Job Description
Saint Barnabas on the Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona, seeks a dynamic, engaging  priest or transitional deacon to join our clergy team. This position would be a third full-time priest in  a clergy team that also has three deacons.

Saint Barnabas is a large, thriving parish with an ASA of ~500 in pre-Covid times. We have a $2 million  budget and (typically) offer four weekend worship services plus Children’s Chapel. The community is  a dedicated, welcoming, fun, prayerful people with strong leadership skills, incredible warmth, and a  desire to grow deeper in their faith and to serve God.

The disciples of Saint Barnabas are nurtured by way of meaningful worship, a deep contemplative  prayer life, an enthusiastic community, beautiful music, passionate mission partnerships, a  commitment to learning to listen as a promotion of civil discourse, and robust formation offerings for  all ages. Together, we seek to offer the boundless Presence of the divine to all who seek it. We say and  continually strive to live out ‘All Are Welcome’ at Saint Barnabas by making room for all people  wherever they are on their faith journey.

A bit about you: 

We’re seeking a servant leader who is a humble, eager learner and a team player. You are someone  who is confident, organized, self-directed, and good-humored, with excellent communication skills.  You love people and would thrive in joining us to support and encourage the overall culture of Saint  Barnabas by actively engaging parishioners in our ministries. Our mission to “make disciples” is real. We are committed to cultivating people in all areas and all layers of life at Saint Barnabas.

As a member of the ministerial team, you will participate in a highly collaborative culture focused on implementing the strategy that continually emerges from the collaborative process. You are someone who is comfortable leading when you are not  in charge, are flexible and  thoughtful when encountering the needs of people, and have a passion for making disciples of Jesus. The challenges of our time present exceptional opportunity to reimagine ministry. We’re looking for  someone excited to do that with us.

Job Description here.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
For inquiries or to apply, please send resume, OTM, and cover letter to

Applications will be considered as they are received, as we seek the  best possible fit.
(Please do not phone the church with inquiries.)