|We are seeking a part time Vicar for our Fort Myers Beach “resort” church. Fort Myers Beach is located on the Gulf Coast, between Fort Myers and Naples and is a barrier island. Completed in 1953, St Raphael’s is the oldest church building on Fort Myers Beach and the first denominational church to be established on Estero Island. We are a smaller congregation in the summer and larger in the winter season.
In addition to the church building, we have a large parish hall with a stage and commercial kitchen. One of our ministries/fund raisers is a monthly shrimp dinner during the winter season. We serve between 100 and 300 dinners during that time.
We also have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath vicarage on the property which is included in the new vicar’s compensation. We also have, a block or so away, an owned boat dock area with a new seawall, which will accommodate fishing or pontoon boats.
This part time position has a salary of $36,000, the house with utilities included, boat slip, and 5 weeks summer vacation. Office hours are 3 days a week.
We are looking for a recently retired priest who is personable as well as business and tech savvy. This person should also be growth oriented as we have made great progress in expanding our congregation and our ministry in recent years and wish/need to continue that growth.
To learn more about us and our ministry, please visit our website: www.straphaelschurch.org