Rector

Memphis, TN
Type: Clergy
Posted Nov 14, 2017
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Job Location
Memphis, TN
Job Description
Grace-St. Luke’s is seeking a Rector, as described in the following Vestry Charge to the Rector Search Committee:

It is the expectation of the vestry that the next rector will be a priest committed to ensuring an engaging and nurturing Sunday worship experience, and that the next rector will possess experience with leadership and management at a program-sized parish. Recognizing that Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School is a primary mission of the parish, it is also the expectation of the vestry that the next rector will continue to support, sustain, and strengthen this Church/School relationship.

The first charge recognizes that the Sunday spiritual experience is a top priority of our community. Worship, strong preaching, and inspiring, enriching programming are fundamental in bringing parishioners closer to Christ and to one another. Our warm community enjoys a robust sense of humor, values diversity, and welcomes all who seek spiritual growth.

Second, our parish has an experienced staff, committed lay volunteers, and a solid financial position requiring an individual with strong organizational skills capable of managing and growing a program-sized parish. From this core position of strength, we hope that our parish will develop a role of greater relevance in the broader community.

Finally, the parish recognizes that Grace-St. Luke’s School — while not under the authority of the rector — is a vital partner in our mission and a critical piece of our identity in the community. Our parish shares a campus with this coeducational day school with an enrollment of 500 students from age two through eighth grade. We pray God will send us a rector who will continue to nurture and support our current strong relationship.

Our church is vibrant and strong and we pray for patience and guidance as we look for our next Rector to help fulfill God’s plan for us in the future.

Additional information can be found in our parish profile and our Ministry Portfolio on file with the Office of Transition Ministry.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Send a resume, OTM profile, and letter of interest to The Rev. Canon Zabron A. “Chip” Davis at cdavis@episwtn.org
Link to the job posting or application
www.gracestlukes.org/rector-search
Website
www.gracestlukes.org