Kenilworth, IL
Type: Clergy
Posted Apr 29, 2022
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Church of the Holy Comforter
Kenilworth, IL
Job Description
The Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth is searching for a new rector. Located in one of the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, Holy Comforter blends traditional worship and liturgy with inclusive and open theology where all are welcome. Parishioners are dedicated not only to Sunday morning worship but also to maintaining and strengthening the physical and community foundation of the church. Stewardship and outreach are important components of the holistic church life of the parish community. The music program is varied and robust. Members of all ages have opportunities for formation and fellowship, which has made Holy Comforter a place of warm welcome, especially for young families. There are many seasonal opportunities for outreach in the broader community, and rich traditions during the church calendar that parishioners look forward to each year. The church’s preschool program, All Things Bright and Beautiful, is an integrated ministry of the church and keeps the church grounds lively all week.

The Kenilworth community is located 15 miles from downtown Chicago, and commuters and visitors can easily access downtown from Kenilworth via commuter rail or highway. The shores of Lake Michigan are just a few blocks from the church property, which includes a stately rectory. Top-rated public schools are close by, as well as golf courses, nature trails and excellent shopping and dining.

The next rector should offer informed, theologically sound preaching that is intellectually challenging, and that provide spiritual nourishment for members and promote universal values such as equality and justice without a political bent. Strong leadership skills are a must, including innovative approaches for engaging youth and young families to maintain and build Holy Comforter’s vibrant worshipping community. Pastoral care is a vital part of the rector’s role. To learn more, please visit the church website, download the parish profile  or view the OTM. To apply, please fill out the clergy form for transitions.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
To apply for this position, please complete the Clergy Information Form for Transitions found on the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago website.
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