Westminster, MD
Type: Clergy
Posted Mar 7, 2023
Job Title
Name of church or organization
Church of the Ascension
Westminster, MD
Job Description
We are a lively, active community of faith. We strive to be a loving congregation, committed to welcoming ALL and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Who Are We?

  • The Commandment to love one another is reflected not only in our love and compassion for each other but also in the considerable amount of outreach we do in our community and beyond.
  • We see ourselves as a spiritual, warm, giving, close knit community of kind individuals who care deeply for each other.
  • We are blessed with strong lay leadership who direct our numerous ministries and proactively encourage others to get involved.
  • We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to people from diverse cultures, ages, groups and backgrounds.

Westminster is a college town in Central Maryland, in an area that is becoming popular as a retirement destination with two large comprehensive care communities.  Picture beautiful rolling hills, easy access to the mountains of Western Maryland and Shenandoah National Park in VA, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, the beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and numerous Civil War battlefields including Gettysburg National Military Park. What would you like to do today?!

  • We are looking for a rector who:
    Delivers sermons that both stir the heart and challenge the mind and relate the word of God to our everyday lives.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills- listens, is easy to talk to, has a sense of humor, is personable and genuine.
  • Is committed to Episcopal traditions and attracting families with young children, as well as college students, singles, elders, and the unchurched children of God, while nourishing spiritual development and growth of our existing members.
  • Will work with and support our youth ministry and aspire to incorporate youth into the full life and ministry of our church.

We believe that God is doing something great at Ascension and we want to tell you about it. If you feel the Holy Spirit may be calling you to Ascension as our Rector, we are eager to hear about your life, ministry, and passion for Christ and His church. We look forward to receiving your materials and getting to know you better.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to The Rev. Canon Stuart Wright, Canon for Transitions and Human Resources, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Office phone:410-467-1399
Application Deadline
Link to the job posting or application
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