Associate for Pastoral Care

Richmond, VA
Type: Clergy
Posted May 20, 2020
Job Title
Associate for Pastoral Care
Name of church or organization
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Job Location
Richmond, VA
Job Description
St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, seeks an ordained Episcopal priest with a passion for parish ministry and the work of pastoral care. This is a position for which clergy with five or more years of ordained experience are eligible. While all of the clergy at St. Stephen’s join in the extensive work of pastoral care, the successful candidate for this position will be one with a special passion for the exercise of this ministry, including the recruitment, training, and building up of lay volunteers. In this very large parish church, we are committed to strengthening and maintaining an intimate engagement with parishioners that requires a strong clergy/lay partnership.

St. Stephen’s Church provides an exciting opportunity to engage with a healthy community steeped in Anglican tradition while actively reimagining the church of the future.

This growing parish has an average Sunday attendance of 1,200. Its ministries range from those that attract members of the community regardless of church affiliation—in an approach we call a “village green”—through a weekly farmers market, a café, a community speakers series, community meals, concerts, a preschool, and more.

The parish’s daily rhythm of worship and prayer includes weekday Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, traditional Prayer Book liturgies on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, and a well-known contemplative service on Sunday evenings that attracts people of all religious traditions (and no religious tradition). A sung Compline service attracts people from throughout the community, including many college students and other young adults.

St. Stephen’s offers a wide array of Bible studies, small groups, classes, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for our youngest members.

This dedication to worship, prayer, and spiritual formation and study are the basis for the parish’s identity as a “new abbey,” maintaining ancient traditions for a new age. Ministries of healing prayer, intercessory prayer, and pastoral care, as well as meaningful engagement with those in need near and far, help the parish focus on serving as a healing presence in a fractious world.

The associate will work closely with a staff of highly qualified lay professionals and clergy, sharing liturgical, preaching, and teaching responsibilities.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes health and dental coverage and participation in the Church Pension Fund.

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Candidates should forward their OTM profile, resume and cover letter to:

The Rev. William S. Stanley, Vicar

No telephone calls, please.

More information about St. Stephen’s Church is at

Application Deadline
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