Associate Priest

Rochester, NY
Type: Clergy
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Job Title
Associate Priest
Name of church or organization
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
Rochester, NY
Job Description
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is in Rochester, New York, bordering the town of Brighton. Our location is one foot in the city with its diversity and urban concerns, and one foot in a religiously diverse suburb. St. Thomas’ takes seriously the call to discipleship through Bible study, book studies and learning through fellowship and dialogue. We are a learning community willing to take risks, try new things and find ways to partner with neighbors to work for justice and to be bearers of love in the world.

We are seeking an Associate Priest, with a minimum of two years’ experience, who will collaborate with and support the Rector, the staff, and lay leaders. The Associate Priest will share in social media tasks, liturgical leadership, preaching, and pastoral care. The Associate Priest will be the primary clergy liaison to the Lay Children and Youth Coordinator.

We are seeking a person:

  • With a passionate commitment to follow Jesus and to form disciples of all ages.
  • Who is passionate about parish ministry and feels called to associate ministry.
  • Who is a learner and is interested in mentoring our Education for Ministry program.
  • Who is passionate about equipping lay ministers
  • Who is creative in reaching out and keeping connected to our children and youth families
  • Who is interested in working with the Parish Programs such as Invite, Welcome, Connect
  • Who is a creative self-starter with organizational skills.
  • Who is welcoming, approachable and can relate to a wide range of people.

St. Thomas’ will offer a competitive salary, full SECA Reimbursement (15.3%), a portion of health insurance, and pension. Candidates from historically underrepresented demographics in the clerical order are especially encouraged to apply. Feel free to look up St. Thomas’ online to get a better sense of our parish:

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Please submit letter of interest, resume and OTM profile to the Rector, the Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt at
Application Deadline