Interim Priest

Hopkinsville, KY
Type: Clergy
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Job Title
Interim Priest
Name of church or organization
Grace Episcopal Church
Job Location
Hopkinsville, KY
Job Description
Seeking full-time interim rector who can help continue positive growth experienced over the past several years.
Grace is a beautiful historic church (replica of Chartres Cathedral in France) located in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky and surrounded with green space. Passionate about traditional worship, while open to trying alternate services. Financially stable with a high percentage of the congregation engaged in programs, activities, and missions. Strong community spirit.

Strengths
– Music program: Accomplished choir master, wonderful pipe organ. We host organ recitals, and partner with The Pennyroyal Arts Council to host other events.
– Spiritual Growth Opportunities: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), Adult Forum, and EFM. Outside members of community participate in Adult Forum. Levels 1 and 2 Atriums CGS for both children of Sunday School and Grace Episcopal School (ages 3,4,5).
– Missions: GraceWorks – a cottage industry that provides employment opportunities to individuals who have difficulty finding and/or maintaining traditional jobs. Together they produce hand-made candles, silk-screened cards, and jewelry which are sold locally and on the internet. We work with and support a local Christian community through Crisis Relief center and adult educational programs. Our other mission projects include: Laundry Love and making goody bags to hand out to the homeless and needy.

Challenges
– Maintenance of the property and an old church building.
Grace School: declining enrollment over the past couple of years; with board investigate transition to Montessori based program.
Internet presence: strengthen for both church and school
GraceWorks: stabilize and grow while also finding a Christian Education: find program for middle and high school students.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Priests applying for this position please submit your up-to-date resume, OTM portfolio, and cover letter to Ms. Katie McNew, Assistant for Administration and Communication, at katie@episcopalky.org.

For questions through August 1, please contact the Rev. Cn. Jason Lewis, Canon for Congregational Vitality, at jason@episcopalky.org while Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Amy Real Coultas is on Sabbatical. After August 1 please contact Canon Coultas at amy@episcopalky.org.

Application Deadline
08/06/2019
Link to the job posting or application
www.episcopalky.org/Clergy%20&%20Church/clergy-deployment-transtions.html
Website
www.gracehopkinsville.org