Associate Rector

Indianapolis, IN
Type: Clergy
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Job Title
Associate Rector
Name of church or organization
Trinity Episcopal Church
Indianapolis, IN
Job Description

Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis seeks an energetic priest or transitional deacon to share in leadership of a resourced, vital urban parish of over 350 households. After halting a clergy search last year at the onset of the pandemic, we look forward to welcoming a creative collaborator to join our expanding team, with areas of oversight that match their strengths and passions: either in Outreach and Justice, or in Children and Families Ministries. The Assistant, like all clergy at Trinity, will also be a generalist, engaging in preaching, teaching, new member incorporation and pastoral care.

Trinity Church, founded in 1919 in the heart of midtown Indianapolis, is a diverse and dynamic church with a passion for outreach, music and liturgy, and spiritual formation for all ages. Our parish balances love for tradition with a desire to put faith into action. Trinity sustains vital community partnerships while creating new initiatives that respond to critical social needs. Our parish campus includes a preK-8 Episcopal school of 350 students as well as the Trinity Outreach Center, where we host a weekly Sunday Dinner ministry. Our buildings house partner ministries, including an early learning center, a food pantry, a legal clinic, and a transitional home for teen mothers. We have a refugee welcome ministry and are developing Trinity Haven, Indiana’s only dedicated residential facility for LGBTQ youth. We are in discernment about founding an Episcopal Service Corps house on our campus as well.

Trinity offers learning for parishioners of all ages. Before the pandemic, our nursery was full. Our Sunday School begins at age 4 and is anchored in the Godly Play curriculum. We have a vital Rite 13 and J2A youth program, with youth pilgrimages biannually. We have 12+ choristers and 40+ youth acolytes (pre-COVID). Our adult formation program is based in small groups and large forum learning opportunities. Before the pandemic we held two services on Sunday and were expanding to three.

Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively are essential to this position. We seek a colleague who is warm, generous, flexible, imaginative, technologically savvy, curious and humorous, with a passion for Jesus Christ, experience with diverse populations, and strong liturgical and preaching skills. We are open either to a newly ordained priest/deacon or longer tenured priest.

Trinity is passionate about diversity. To reflect our worshipping community and the fullness of God’s beloved, we are eager for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply for this position.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Send resume and letter of interest to
Those received before March 1 will be advantaged.
Please include OTM profile if possible.
Applications will be considered as received, and until position is filled.
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