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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. Barnabas — Glen Ellyn

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, located in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, is searching for a full-time rector. The congregation, which began as a mission of the Diocese of Chicago in the 1960’s, has a solid history of community outreach and has been well-served by lay leadership, a priority of the congregation, since its founding. Currently there is one service each Sunday, offered via Zoom due to the pandemic, the attendance for which has stayed the same as their in-person services offered before March of 2020. The worship style can best be described as high-church, and features a robust music program offering everything from traditional hymns to spirituals to more contemporary music. The building was enlarged in 2005 to accommodate the needs of the congregation and in 2018 the sanctuary was completely refurbished.

The Village of Glen Ellyn is located 22 miles outside of the City of Chicago, accessible from several expressways and also via the commuter train system. The village itself has a vibrant downtown with ample restaurants and shops, and in the summer, music festivals and farmers markets. Close by, cultural offerings such as the Morten Arboretum, several forest preserves and golf courses offer opportunities for rest and enjoyment. The local school districts are highly rated, and there are several college campuses nearby in DuPage county as well.

St. Barnabas is seeking a priest who will walk alongside parishioners in their journey of faith, support the mission and ministries of the congregation and be an approachable leader. To learn more, please download their parish profile, visit their website, or view 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. Giles — Northbrook

St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook is looking for a 4/5 time rector. St. Giles is an active congregation dedicated to worshipping together at their Sunday morning Eucharist and engaging in the broader community together. Worship services at St. Giles offer liturgy steeped in the Episcopal tradition with a rich music and choral program. The members at St. Giles value thought provoking sermons that challenge each person to meditate on the scripture readings and how he or she might apply the teachings of Jesus into their daily lives. Adult Formation is available and the congregation enjoys offering a free breakfast to the community once each month for fellowship. St. Giles’ involvement in the broader Northbrook community includes a food rescue program, which benefits food pantries in the greater Chicagoland area, a community food garden and participation in Crop Walk, a fundraiser for world hunger relief.

St. Giles is mindful of its financial resources, and is offering their rector position at 4/5 time, to include Sundays and three working days per week. The annual stewardship drive showed dedication to funding the rector position as well as maintaining current programs and facility requirements of the congregation. The next rector of St. Giles should be attentive to the pastoral care needs of the congregation, be a strong preacher and active community member as well as have a desire to grow the congregation.

The Village of Northbrook, located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, has top-rated public schools, healthy civic life, an active community of residents and offers many recreational facilities. Local outdoor parks and indoor recreation centers are available and the interfaith community is active. Downtown Chicago is accessible via two different interstate highways or by commuter rail, and there is a vibrant business community.

To learn more, please visit the church website, download their Parish Profile or check out their OTM portfolio. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form For Transitions.

 

St. Paul’s — Kankakee

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located in Kankakee, IL, is seeking a half-time rector to work collaboratively with the congregation to help them grow more fully into their bi-cultural identity, deepen weekly formation opportunities, and further develop community-based ministries. In the last decade, through intentional community evangelism, St. Paul’s congregation has transitioned from being 99% Anglo to being 70% Latinx and 30% Anglo. They have one bi-lingual Sunday service, and have worked hard to welcome and integrate new members in the life of the church, including leadership positions. St. Paul’s has strong lay leadership in place that has led well through this transition time. The next rector will ideally be bi-lingual or willing to learn Spanish and develop strong cultural competency skills. While the position is currently part-time, the congregation has a long-term goal of continued congregation building, to make this a full-time position.

Kankakee, located 60 miles south of downtown Chicago, has the benefits of a small town atmosphere and low cost of living, while being relatively close to Chicago and its many amenities.

To learn more, please visit the church website, download their parish profile or check out their OTM portfolio. 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.

No longer receiving names

Not yet receiving names

Each of these congregations will make an announcement when ready to accept names. Check back here for more information.