Rector

Naperville, IL
Type: Clergy
Posted Nov 23, 2022
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Location
Naperville, IL
Job Description
St. John’s Episcopal Church, located in Naperville, Illinois, is now receiving names for a full-time rector. St. John’s has had a long history in the western suburbs of Chicago since being organized as a parish over 170 years ago. The congregation draws parishioners from multiple communities in the surrounding area, is multigenerational, multi-ethnic, and is theologically and politically diverse. Worship is true to the Episcopal tradition and offers several opportunities for all to be involved in the service. St. John’s is in good financial health, having paid off its mortgage, run a successful capital campaign, and completed major repairs to the physical plant in the past few years.

Naperville is home to many corporate offices, has a vibrant city center with small-town charm, offers an excellent school system and a nationally-ranked college, and is highly rated as a desirable place to live. Like many parishes in these post-Covid times, members of the congregation are trying to figure out how to be faithful disciples expressing the love of God through Jesus Chris in a complex and uncertain world.

The people of St. John’s seek an energetic and collaborative leader experienced in managing change and casting a compelling vision. Strong preaching skills with sermons that are engaging, biblically based, and relevant to everyday life are valued. In addition, their next rector should possess strong pastoral skills by being empathetic, a good listener, and an encourager.

For more information, visit St. John’s, Naperville’s website, view the OTM, and parish profile. To apply, fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
To apply, please fill out the clergy form for transitions. A link is provided at the end of the job description. Questions about the application process should be directed to The Reverend Andrea Mysen, Director for Ministries. Andrea can be reached at amysen@episcopalchicago.org.
Application Deadline
01/20/2023
Link to the job posting or application
https://episcopalchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/STJ_PROFILE_V3_PROOF.pdf
Website
https://stjohns-episcopal.com/