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|St. Mary’s Episcopal Church|
|St. Mary’s is a dynamic, Christ-centered community located in the heart of the Napa Valley in Northern California. Feeding each other is at the heart of our faith – whether we’re gathered for the celebration of Holy Eucharist, feeding our hungry neighbors at The Table, or gathered for food, fellowship and fun! At St. Mary’s, members experience a genuine sense of love for each other and often describe each other as family.
We are a theologically and politically diverse congregation where all are welcome. We love tradition, but during the transition between our retired rector of thirty-four years and today, with guidance from our Interim Rector, we have welcomed new ways of being, and we have experienced a re-awakening of energy and communication.
Our new rector should be a warm, loving and empathetic person with an open and welcoming personal style that attracts people and empowers them to want to follow Christ. She/he should have the skills to lead us into our future as a Christ-centered community where all are welcome and where we care for each other and for the beautiful Napa Valley community in which we live.
We seek a new rector with the following skills, attributes, and qualities:
Spiritually alive and grounded in prayer; theologically intelligent, with a deep appreciation for Episcopal tradition, liturgy, ritual, and the important role music plays in our worship.
A thoughtful preacher whose inspirational sermons touch hearts, connect with our lives and challenge us – a gentle teacher of insightful theology who is well read and curious, with a sense of humor.
A visionary leader — preferably an experienced rector — with strong administrative and management skills, who is able to delegate duties, and develop lay leaders; someone who will work with us to improve our organizational practices to increase our health and vitality.
After a 34 year tenure of our previous rector, and a vibrant interim period, we are at a turning point in our long history, and our new rector will have the opportunity to guide us onward and outward into the 21st century. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, origins and orientations.
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|Does this job pay?|
|To apply, please send to the bishop’s office your OTM profile, cover letter, resume not more than two pages, and a one page essay describing what is drawing you to this call at this time.
Send all materials as PDF documents to:
In the email subject line include your name and “St. Mary’s Napa Rector Search”
The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.
To inquire about this position or about the diocese, please contact:
Please do not contact St. Mary’s office, staff, or members regarding your application.
Thank you and God bless you in this discernment.
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