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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. Lawrence — Libertyville

St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville is looking for a full-time rector. The congregation is a worshipping community centered in the Eucharist, steeped in Episcopal tradition and at the same time open and welcoming of new ideas and ways to worship. The music program offers members a wide range of music and hymns from a broad span of styles each Sunday. In the sanctuary members may choose to sit in the available soft space, located right up front, to keep children and families as a central part of the community.

The St. Lawrence rector of 13 years retired in January 2020, and the parish did not yet have an interim rector when Covid restrictions suddenly went into effect in March. The lay leadership, which is the central structure of the congregation, have shepherded the community through the Covid-19 pandemic with confidence and kept the congregation together via virtual worship and fellowship. The St. Lawrence congregation is proud to be a vibrant, welcoming community of faith. A point of pride for this congregation is their embracing of all people, rather than the building, as the church. This is shown in their many outreach opportunities for the wider community including feeding the hungry, community organizing and hosting conversations on Christian  responses to racism.

The Libertyville area is 30 miles north of Chicago and 20 miles from the Wisconsin border. Home to beautiful parks, lakes and recreation there is also a charming downtown and easy access to downtown Chicago or Kenosha, Wisconsin via commuter rail. The downtown area features a variety of dining and shopping and, in the summer, farmers markets and festivals. Local school districts offer highly rated pre-K through high schools and the College of Lake County is also nearby. To learn more, please view the St. Lawrence website, download their parish profile or OTM. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form for Transitions.

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 or view their OTM. To apply, please fill out the clergy form for transitions

All Saints — Western Springs

All Saints Episcopal Church in Western Springs is searching for a full-time rector. All Saints supports its members in body, mind and spirit with Sunday services, formation for adults and Godly Play for children and numerous outreach opportunities in the wider community. The congregation is welcoming of all people, no matter what a person believes or doubts, who they love or struggle to love, or who they are or where they are in their journey of faith. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the congregation has continued to worship together and support one another via digital gatherings. The lay leadership and parishioners at All Saints are passionately committed to the church and community and work together with the rector to further the mission and ministry of All Saints.

The Village of Western Springs is located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago and is easily accessible via major highways and the commuter rail line, located 1.5 blocks from the church. The Village has a quaint downtown with shopping, dining, and the arts. Local schools are very highly rated, and there are many public parks and recreation areas available to all.

For more information, please download their parish profile, view their OTM, and visit their website. 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. 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.

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