Priest – Redeveloper

Houghton, MI
Type: Clergy
Posted Jul 6, 2021
Job Title
Priest – Redeveloper
Name of church or organization
Trinity Episcopal Church
Houghton, MI
Job Description
Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton, Michigan is a small congregation with abundant potential. We are located in the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the heart of a vibrant college town home to Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University.

As a small community, we rely on the gifts of all, with collaborative ministry at the core of
our being. All voices are valued in our community and we strive to make decisions by consensus. In our common worship, we have used the traditional BCP in recent years, and have tried and liked alternatives at times; we are certainly open-minded about new ways forward as we grow. We have a beautiful worship space and are blessed with a gifted organist. Rich, theologically grounded preaching has been important in our life and ministry together. We pride ourselves in our spiritual practice of hospitality and welcome.
We are at a time of renewal, looking forward to redefining our mission and vision for our community.

We are deeply committed to reaching out to the Houghton/Hancock community and engaging in missional work. Along with the diocese as a whole, ministries of reconciliation are a high priority.

We look forward with eager anticipation to partnering with a priest who will lead us deeper
into our own gifts of ministry and mission. We see great hope, and great need, all around us. We belong to the Diocese of Northern Michigan, a diocese with a rich history of shared ministry. We are hungry for renewal, but we are not looking for a priest to come in and save us.

We know that the institutional church is in decline these days, and that our future is uncertain. However, we see abundant life and spirit in our community and we believe that we have a part to play in it. More than that, we see that all the elements of thriving parishes elsewhere are in place here, and lack only a Spirit-filled professional minister to help us reach out, and to harmonize and amplify our work. We choose life over death and we are seeking someone with a positive perspective who believes in new life, even if it means we must let go of some of our old ways. We understand that serving the needs of one who serves our community are a given. Accordingly, we expect that the priest who answers this call will:
–Use all of their vacation time
–Make friends and family a priority
–Be equally devoted to spiritual, emotional, and physical health
–Share a contagious faith and seek spiritual direction regularly

What We Offer You
• A small group of committed followers of Jesus who will partner with you in this ministry
• Warm hospitality and deep care for our priest
• Direct communication and a willingness to work together to find consensus
• Open minds and hearts
• Financial assistance with moving expenses
• A base salary of $60,000, with full insurance, pension, and a low cost of living
• Support for Continuing Education
• 4 weeks paid vacation

Next Steps & Timeline
• Please send OTM profile and resume to diocesan transition officer Lydia Bucklin,
• Profiles will be received until July 7, 2021
• Anticipated start in late summer/early fall 2021

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Please email with cover letter expressing your interest in this position, current OTM profile, and resume.
Application Deadline
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