Rector

Sheboygan, WI
Type: Clergy
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
Grace Episcopal Church
Job Location
Sheboygan, WI
Job Description
Grace Episcopal Church is an Anglo-Catholic congregation with a heavy emphasis on outreach to the community, a love of learning, and a deep appreciation for the holiness and beauty of worship. Since the retirement of our former rector, we have been engaged in reflection and discernment about the next phase of our life in Christ. We look forward to welcoming our next Rector as we continue to celebrate our Anglo Catholic heritage, as well as seek to grow in faithful response to where God calls us. We are an established presence in the community, with doors and hearts that are open to all. There is an open invitation to come and worship with us.

Our congregational discernment workshop overwhelming identified inspired preaching as the most important attribute for our new rector. Our next rector will focus on preaching to communicate, to celebrate and to challenge us. Scripture based, intellectual sermons thoughtfully relating to life today are desired. Preserving our Anglo-Catholic tradition of worship, weekday services and our musical liturgy are core to our parish life and are traditions we would like to maintain. An appreciation for music is also desired, given the prominence of music within our worship services, especially our Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve Masses, as well as special events and concerts held at the Church.

We are seeking a rector whose leadership style is collaborative and is approachable for all ages. Grace has a strong history of lay leadership, encouraged by previous rectors. It is our hope that our next rector will continue to equip, motivate, and empower us for ministry, both within the congregation and in the wider community.

Pastoral care is important. At various times we have experienced inconsistent care for older
members, and this is a real need. We seek a rector who can offer pastoral care to all ages. We are particularly concerned that our older members receive the pastoral care they need.
Christian formation for all ages is practiced at Grace Church. Looking forward, our new rector will also make formation a priority, providing leadership and inspiration. Ministry and Outreach continue to play a vital role in our parish life, and we are looking for our new rector to support these endeavors.

Grace Church is ready to embark on the next chapter of our history.

Type of commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
To inquire about this position, please contact the diocesan Transition Ministry Officer, the Rev. Meredyth Albright at meredythalbright@gmail.com.
Application Deadline
09/30/2020
Link to the job posting or application
www.diofdl.org/sheboygansearch.html
Website
www.gracesheboygan.com