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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.

There are no openings at this time.

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.

Christ Episcopal Church — Ottawa

Christ Episcopal Church in Ottawa is searching for a part-time rector. Located about 90 miles west of Chicago, Christ Church is a family and community centered congregation in central Illinois. The congregation is transitioning out of membership in a cluster ministry of four churches, and is seeking a priest to lead them into their next chapter. The town of Ottawa is a river community, in the beautiful valley at the union of the Fox and Illinois rivers, and has a good school system and busy downtown area.

Christ Church members are a close-knit group, welcoming to all members of the community and enjoy spending time together in and outside of church. The congregation desires a leader who can laugh with them, grow with them and be a pastoral part of the church and Ottawa community. Sacramental leadership, pastoral care and openness are some of the qualities desired in the next rector. As the church transitions from being a member of a group of churches to being their own community, they are looking for someone to partner with them as they re-invent themselves.

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. Giles — Northbrook

St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook is looking for a new 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.

 

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

St. Simon's — Arlington Heights

St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, is seeking a full-time rector. St. Simon’s brings together a progressive theology, a love of community and family, and a desire to better know God in their worship as a congregation and in their fellowship with the community. Sunday services are rooted in the Episcopal tradition and feature influence from the Iona community, Daily Prayer for All Seasons, and other liturgical resources. St. Simon’s embraces learning and experimenting in their liturgical practices and in Christian Education; members are not afraid to branch out, learn, and ask questions. St. Simon’s is looking for a leader who is approachable, inviting, and embracing of all. The next rector should be a collaborative leader who will embrace and nurture the strong lay leadership already present. Confident preaching skills and sermons relevant to current realities are a must, as are excellent pastoral care skills.

Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago, boasts a sought after school district, a vibrant arts community and a variety of park and recreation activities. While driving to Chicago is always an option, there are also two commuter train lines with 30 minute travel times to downtown Chicago. Shopping, festivals, and markets are popular in downtown Arlington Heights and there is much civic and community engagement with neighboring communities.

To learn more about St. Simon’s, please download their parish profile, visit their website or browse their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for St. Simon’s next rector, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.

 

Christ Episcopal Church — Winnetka

Christ Church, Winnetka, Illinois, a program size church, seeks candidates for the position of Associate Rector.  The position will share in all aspects of parish life with an emphasis on pastoral care and outreach.  We’re looking for an Episcopal priest who is a team player, energetic, and able to articulate the faith while listening with others doing the same.  We currently have nine full-time employees and a host of part-time people who collaborate daily.  We are excited about the gifts that a new Associate will bring to our parish and look forward to growing in grace together.

Christ Church is an Episcopal community north of Chicago started in 1876.  We are an inter-generational parish who values that quality deeply.  We have a vibrant choir program of ninety people (roughly half are 18 and under) and a rummage sale which grosses $350,000 a year exclusively for outreach.  We have invested deeply in our youth in the last seven years, hiring our first full-time Lay Youth Minister in addition to our full time Director of Children’s Ministries.  Based on the last two years of conversations focusing on our long-term vitality, we are most interested in growing the church, increasing pastoral care in and out of the parish, and serving others in the wider community. We are highly focused on vitality and sustainability in the years ahead.

Visit our website to learn more about us, and download the job description and deployment information sheet.  To indicate interest, send a resume and cover letter by email to the Rev. Christopher Powell.  A Search Committee will assist Christopher, our Rector, with identifying candidates who match well with our hopes. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Not yet receiving names

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

St. Paul’s — Kankakee