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Congregations and ministries seeking clergy work with the diocese’s transitions office, which posts available openings and updates on this page. Salary and benefit information, can be found elsewhere in this section. The Supply Clergy page has rates and a roster of clergy available for supply work. If you are leaving one diocesan congregation for a position in another, please consult these transition resources.

Clergy Openings

Receiving names for rector, vicar and priest-in-charge (full-time)

To be considered for any of the openings below, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions for each search for which you would like to apply.

St. Paul's by-the-Lake — Chicago

St. Paul’s-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church is looking for a full-time rector. Located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of the City of Chicago, St. Paul’s-by-the-Lake is proud of their Anglo-Catholic traditions and offers in their worship many different traditions throughout the Anglican Communion. Sunday services draw members from a diverse background, with a Low Mass and a sung High Mass each Sunday. Additionally, there is a Mass each Sunday afternoon offered in the Dinka language for the members of the Sudanese community. When these Masses are offered in person, the average Sunday attendance is 130. There is a daily Mass during the week. During the pandemic, the congregation has remained a community through online worship and Sunday School and, when permitted, in-person worship following diocesan guidelines.

The Rogers Park neighborhood is the most economically and racially diverse in Chicago. Located in the northeast side of the city, amenities such as Lake Michigan beaches, a lakefront exercise trail, and several bus or rail public transportation options to get around the city and suburbs make Rogers Park a desirable place to live. The church and rectory are within walking distance to stores, entertainment and dining and only a couple of blocks from the red line “L” train or two bus routes. The Parish Hall is regularly used as a polling place and by community groups, and the members of St. Paul’s are involved in the civic life of the community. Both public and private schools are offered in Rogers Park, and Loyola University’s lakefront campus is located in the neighborhood as well.

To learn more, please visit the St. Paul’s-by-the-Lake website, view the parish profile or download their OTM. To apply, please fill out the clergy form for transitions.

Receiving names for rector, vicar and priest-in-charge (part-time)

To be considered for any of the openings below, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions for each search for which you would like to apply.

St. David's — Aurora

St. David’s is seeking a .7 time rector to serve the family-sized congregation. All are welcome at St. David’s, a community of faith who seek to serve all equally and are actively involved in neighborhood and community outreach just as they are with each other. The church grounds are located on five acres, and provide space for community and church events as well as worship. Since 2019, the church building has been used by a local ELCA congregation as well. Sunday worship includes Rite II liturgy, and parishioners enjoy using both traditional BCP liturgy and trying news ways of worshipping. During the Covid-19 pandemic, parishioners have been able to attend church via Zoom. When attendance in person has been permitted during the pandemic, it is still live-streamed for those unable to come in person so that everyone may be included. A virtual coffee hour is also held each week which has kept the congregation connected.

St. David’s outreach opportunities include a relationship with the local elementary school, Laundry Love ministry and Sandwich Board.

The City of Aurora is located in the far west suburbs, and has a population of 200,000. There is a commuter rail line that allows easy transit to and from downtown Chicago. Civic leadership and community involvement have made Aurora a desirable place to live, with a vibrant riverfront and award-winning local theatre. The community is working hard to meet the needs of all citizens, particularly those who live in poverty, and recently a citizens review board has been developed for the police department.

The next rector of St. David’s should have energy for community engagement, be open to creative liturgy and be welcoming of all parishioners and community members. To learn more, please download the parish profile, view the OTM and visit the St. David’s website. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form for Transitions.

Receiving names for assistant, assisting and associate clergy

Searches for assistant/assisting and associate clergy in our diocese are managed by the individual congregation. If you wish to apply for a position listed below, please follow the instructions in the posting.

 

There are no openings at this time.

Receiving names for non-parochial clergy

Searches for non-parochial clergy in our diocese are managed by the individual organization. If you wish to apply for a position listed below, please follow the instructions in the posting.

There are no openings at this time.

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