Priest in Charge

Hartwell/Elberton, GA
Type: Clergy
Posted Feb 15, 2021
Job Title
Priest in Charge
Name of church or organization
St. Andrew’s and St. Alban’s Episcopal churches
Job Location
Hartwell/Elberton, GA
Job Description
Our Communities:

St. Andrew’s and St. Alban’s, both located in the beautiful, recreational lake area of northeast Georgia, are looking to share (75%/25%) a full-time priest.

At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Hartwell is a growing community of light industry, recreational activities and small-town living. It is within as easy commute to a university town and other metropolitan areas. The charm, convenience and growing school system of this small town, make it a great place to raise a family or enjoy your retirement years.

St. Alban’s, 20 miles from St. Andrew’s, is known as the “Granite Capital of the World” producing more granite monuments than any other city. Its attractions include historic homes, architecture and downtown square. The two parishes have had a cordial relationship for years.

Our Churches:

St. Andrew’s has a Sunday attendance average of 45 communicants and St. Alban’s, 11. Both parishes are debt-free and have endowment to support outreach, capital needs and growth. Both enjoy a caring fellowship during worship and coffee hour. Building upon this genuine friendship, we are able to reach outside the church to compassionately serve others, while creating a warm and welcoming Christ-like presence in the community. We provide food and financial help for the needy, sing with the elderly and infirm, donate personal items for the women’s correctional facility and domestic violence shelters, gift thousands to community organizations and ministries through our grant programs and offer a Blessing of the Animals service to the community. As involved members in church and community, we actively challenge ourselves to love as Jesus, but joyfully find that we are the ones who many times receive the love of Christ.

Our New Priest:

We are encouraging you to contact us if you are inspired by what you have read and if you:

  • Are willing to live in or near our community providing an active presence in Hartwell
  • Are inspirational in the tradition of strong preaching and teaching
  • Are a humble and comfortable communicator
  • Are committed to a strong emphasis on pastoral care
  • Are an exciting motivator willing to lead our parishes into community engagement
  • Are ready to meet two close, friendly and embracing parish families

We hope that you will prayerfully consider exploring this ministry opportunity, as we prayerfully seek to be ready for the priest God calls to share in ministry with us.

Type of commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Application Process
Candidates should submit materials through the Diocese of Atlanta’s online application system linked here:

Application Deadline