Canon for Camp, Youth and Family Ministries

Spokane, WA
Type: Clergy or Lay
Posted Nov 16, 2023
Job Title
Canon for Camp, Youth and Family Ministries
Name of church or organization
The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane
Spokane, WA
Job Description
The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane is seeking to add a full time lay or ordained Canon for Camp, Youth and Family Ministries to her leadership team. This position includes serving as the Executive Director of Camp Cross, our diocesan summer camp, and a concurrent focus on, and oversight of diocesan programs for youth and family ministries. The Canon for Camp, Youth and Family Ministries will be a member of the Bishop’s executive team partnering with her and her staff sharing in the ministries and responsibilities of the diocese.

The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane seeks to be creative and compelling witnesses to Jesus Christ in the Inland Northwest. Our mission is to form, nurture, and develop disciples of Jesus Christ in strong communities of faith for the transformation of our communities, our world and ourselves. We desire to strengthen our youth ministry and expand our family ministry with an emphasis on discipleship and formation. Camp Cross is one of the most beautiful rustic summer camps in The Episcopal Church and it is a center for spirituality and formation for our diocese. Our diocese encompasses central and eastern Washington and northern Idaho. We are a diocese of primarily rural and small town congregations, with a cluster of university towns and two major population centers. Please go to our websites and to learn more about our camp and us.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Please send OTM (if applicable, and in pdf format), resume, references, and answers to the questions below to the Rt. Rev. Gretchen Rehberg at, 509.624.3191 (O).

1. What is your experience with young people in the parish, diocese, community, and camp setting?
2. What do you consider essential elements of youth events, leadership of youth and congregational youth ministry? What role did you play and how have you engaged in such programming?
3. What is your understanding of camp in terms of ministry, formation and leadership model?
4. What do you see as similarities and differences between diocesan wide programing for youth and family formation and that of the local congregation?
5. How do you understand leadership and teamwork in the context of mission and ministry?
6. How is faith developed and nurtured in children and youth? How is faith development best supported from a diocesan role?

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