Priest-in-Charge / 55 & Better Minister

Paw Paw & Kalamazoo, MI
Type: Clergy
Posted Feb 27, 2023
Job Title
Priest-in-Charge / 55 & Better Minister
Name of church or organization
St. Mark’s, Paw Paw, MI & St. Luke’s, Kalamazoo, MI
Paw Paw & Kalamazoo, MI
Job Description
This compelling pair of half-time positions creates the opportunity for a priest to take charge of a smaller, healthy congregation with mentoring and support from an experienced rector (33 years) and a larger, healthy congregation. As priest-in-charge of the smaller congregation, the selected priest (or transitional deacon) will provide compassionate and passionate leadership, spiritual guidance, pastoral care, and liturgical leadership. As the 55 & Better Minister of the larger congregation, the selected priest (or transitional deacon) will be responsible for developing and implementing ministry and program for members of the parish at the later psychosocial stages of life.

St. Mark’s and St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches are very different in size and location. St. Mark’s is a smaller congregation located in a village of just over 3,000 people and St. Luke’s is a larger congregation located in a city of just over 74,000 people. They are 21 miles and 27 minutes apart. Yet despite their superficial differences, the two congregations share a passion for ministry in their respective communities. St. Mark’s, for example, provides a free community supper on the third Thursday of each month. St. Luke’s has a free diaper bank and a program which provides free furniture and housewares to families moving from homelessness to a home. These are just some examples of the vibrant ministries of these two very different but very exciting congregations.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Women & Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Both parishes are LGBTQ+ friendly. If you are interested in this unique pairing of positions, or would like further information, please email your cover letter and resume to:

The Rev. Canon Val Ambrose, Interim Southern Regional Canon Missioner
The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan

The Rev. Dr. Randall R. Warren, Rector
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Ms Gerry Stackhouse, Search Chair
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Application Deadline