Assistant Priest

Short Hills, NJ
Type: Clergy
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Job Title
Assistant Priest
Name of church or organization
Christ Church in Short Hills
Job Location
Short Hills, NJ
Job Description
Christ Church in Short Hills is a vibrant, growing, diverse suburban parish in the Diocese of Newark, seeking a full-time Assistant Priest to nurture congregational engagement, develop a pastoral care team, and contribute according to your gifts and charisms.

This is a call to:
• Preach and help lead worship on Sundays and Holy Days at Christ Church, a new monthly evening service, and at a local retirement community. Excellent and varied preaching is valued by the congregation.
• Work with and alongside adults of all ages to help them grow in their faith, identify and utilize their spiritual gifts, and embrace loving care.
• Create a Pastoral Care Team and make home visits.
• Design adult formation offerings. Teach forums and small classes.
• Support and recruit volunteers. Work with lay leaders to coordinate parish life, worship leaders, and outreach ministries.
• Develop new groups and avenues for involvement by new members, including parents, commuters, recently retired, etc.
• Work collaboratively with Priest-in-Charge, a wonderful staff, creative vestry, and the Holy Spirit to serve the parish and help develop new initiatives.

To learn more about us, please visit our website and

Type of commitment
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Application Process
Ordained Episcopal priests and ELCA pastors are invited to send a cover letter, resume, sermon, and OTM Portfolio/Minister Profile to the Rev. Bowie Snodgrass, Priest-in-Charge ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through Friday, July 26.
Application Deadline