The Episcopal Parish of Alton, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Rector. Located about 30 minutes north of downtown St. Louis, Alton is a historic river town nestled among the scenic bluffs along the Mississippi River. The parish includes two worship sites, St. Paul’s Church (established 1836) and Trinity Chapel (established 1870).
Our members volunteer a significant amount of time towards the success of the parish through our many varied groups and outreach programs. We recognize the importance of our mission to bring Christ to the community and find ways of having fun while doing it! We desire a pastor who will lead regular worship services at both St. Paul’s Church and Trinity Chapel, deliver engaging sermons that connect Christian teachings to contemporary life, and foster a sense of spiritual growth and community among parishioners. The parish seeks someone blessed with the requisite priestly skills in pastoral care and a desire to build and maintain positive relationships within the congregation and the broader community. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, a love for education of all ages, and the skills required to be a catalyst for church growth.