Cathedral Canon for Intergenerational Ministries

Seattle, WA
Type: Clergy, Lay
Posted Jun 24, 2021
Job Title
Cathedral Canon for Intergenerational Ministries
Name of church or organization
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Seattle, WA
Job Description
The Cathedral Canon for Intergenerational Ministries will approach the entirety of their work with grace, good humor, and an unwavering commitment to serving the cathedral community in lifegiving ways. We seek a highly relational person with initiative and a demonstrated ability to work well with persons of all ages. This person will serve as a visionary leader and staff resource to an Intergenerational Ministries Council comprised of invested adults and dedicated youth who meet to plan and calendar events and offerings and who share a common goal of empowering others for ministry.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Canon for Intergenerational Ministries will work closely with the dean and cathedral clergy, several program staff and lay leaders in an array of ministries (including children’s, families, youth, 20s & 30s, Seattle Service Corps, Choir School, music programs, and Wisdom School). Together, they will ensure a comprehensive program for the formation of disciples of all ages, providing several touchpoints for intergenerational experiences of worship, formation, fellowship, and justice work. Knowledge and selection of quality curricular resources for lifelong spiritual formation is key.

The Canon for Intergenerational Ministries position is designed to be full-time, although proposals for creative alternatives are welcome. The Canon’s scheduled work week is five days, usually measured as ten units of mornings, afternoons, or evenings in various combinations reflecting the demands of this ministry, and shall include Sunday activities. In general, no more than two evenings per week shall be expected of the Canon to be committed to congregational activities. The Canon is expected to preserve at least one continuous twenty-four hour period each week solely for personal use.

Health and dental insurance, pension, and a robust array of paid leave benefits (including paid sabbatical leave) are provided according to cathedral policy. Nominations, applications, and questions of any kind may be directed to the Dean until the position is filled. A complete application packet will include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Appointment will be contingent upon completion of background screening and successful completion of training in the prevention of child sexual abuse as required by the Episcopal Church.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
For more information, or to apply, submit cover letter and resume and three references via email to or by mail:
The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, Dean and Rector
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, Washington, 98102
Application Deadline
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