Associate Rector

Palo Alto, CA
Type: Clergy
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Job Title
Associate Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Job Location
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description
We seek an Associate Priest with gifts in the areas of homiletics, education and formation (supporting both youth and adults), liturgics, pastoral care, and leadership development. All of our previous Associates have found St. Mark’s to be a good, healthy and supportive place to learn and grow and develop skills for future parochial, diocesan and national church positions.

Our Associate works in concert with the Rector for the spiritual nurture of the parish that all might deepen their relationship with God through the rich and varied resources of the Christian tradition. The Associate brings to this holy call the gifts and graces given by God and uses them boldly and generously for the love of the people. In accordance with ordination vows the Associate will preach and preside over various sacramental rites of the church and tend to the souls of individuals and groups seeking counsel and guidance. Depending on the needs of the community the Associate also raises up and supports leaders and volunteers and teaches forums and workshops. Fresh ideas are encouraged. The Associate’s ultimate focus will match personal gifts with the needs of the parish. Our most recent Associate had oversight over these ministries:
• Outreach Alliance Commission
• Liturgical Arts Guild (creative worship space aesthetics)
• Women’s Commission and Ministries
• Children and Family Ministries (supervision and support of Coordinator)
• Lay Eucharistic Visitors
• In-reach Ministries (pastoral care team)
• Young Adult Group
• Healing Ministry
• Liturgical Administration (supervising and scheduling all ministry teams that support our
regular worship services and special events)
• In cooperation with the Rector, crafting liturgies for various seasons.

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
To apply please submit the following via email to The Rev. Matthew McDermott ( Cover letter, OTM Profile, Résumé, two sermons (video links preferred, audio accepted). Our search will remain open until we hire an applicant.
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