Clergy Openings


 Congregations and ministries that are searching for clergy work with the diocese's transitions office, which posts available openings and updates on this page. For clergy salary and benefit information, please check out the Treasurer's Office section of the site. The Supply Clergy page has rates and a roster of clergy available for supply work.

Transition Resources

Clergy Openings

Receiving Names

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Evanston

St. Matthew's is seeking an associate rector who will actively participate in worship and lead the formation and outreach ministries, manage the children and youth programming and also assist the rector in managing the congregation, including acting as the executive director of the business of the parish. St. Matthew's seeks an associate who can “meet parishioners where they are” and help them to connect their faith across seven days, including support for spiritual practice in everyday life. St. Matthew's is a multi-generational, engaged, highly educated, big-hearted neighborhood church.

The City of Evanston is located just north of the City of Chicago, and is home to Northwestern University. Evanston has a vibrant cultural life, rapid public transit to and from downtown Chicago, access to Lake Michigan beaches and good public schools. 

To learn more about St. Matthew's, please download the position description. If you wish to be considered for the position, please email St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Please send a resume and cover letter. 


 St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Morrison

The Church of St. Anne in Morrison, Illinois, is composed of approximately 40 active members from various backgrounds and a variety of different social and political viewpoints. The congregation's style is one shaped by the creeds and a deep appreciation for high church liturgy. St. Anne's is an aging parish, seeking a rector who can draw involvement from the community of Morrison and grow the average Sunday attendance. The parish recognizes that in order to survive, they must grow. The congregation has had conflict in the past, and seeks a rector who will be able to help the parish move beyond past conflicts and enable St. Anne's to grow into a robust parish in the Morrison Community. 

Please learn more about St. Anne's and Morrison, Illinois, by reading their parish profile. If you would like to submit your name for St. Anne's next rector, please send an OTM profile, resume and cover letter to Andrea Mysen. St. Anne's is accepting names through July 8, 2016.



St. Charles Episcopal Church, St. Charles

St. Charles Episcopal Church is located in St. Charles, Illinois-part of the Fox River Valley, west of the City of Chicago. The St. Charles congregation is devoted to growth and the well-being of the congregation as well as the community in the Fox River Valley. The congregation has four weekend worship services, three on Sunday morning and one on Saturday evening, as well as a monthly healing service. The Sunday School program, which reaches children from pre-kindergarten through high school, offers Christian education and outreach service for students. Each high school class experiences an outreach trip building homes in Kentucky and also a pilgrimage. The wider congregation participates regularly in community outreach locally. 

St. Charles is looking for a full time rector with experience leading through change, who is attentive to pastoral care, has a passion for the liturgy and is able to lead the congregation through a time of strategic thinking and organizing for growth. To learn more about St. Charles, please read their parish profile. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and OTM profile to Andrea Mysen. St. Charles will be receiving names through May 31, 2016.



 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dixon, Illinois is seeking a part-time Rector. The congregation is open to methodical change and is theologically progressive. In addition to Sunday worship, St. Luke’s hosts a Wednesday healing service. There is a strong history of outreach to the wider community in Dixon, led not only by the deacon but also by parishioners. Being an active part of the wider community is an integral part of the congregation. Although the open rector position is part time, the congregation is well supported financially and is able to support not only their clergy but also their historic building and parish life well, considering the size of the congregation and the mean income of the community. The congregation is searching for a rector who is theologically progressive, and who will be able to continue the momentum currently in place with parish and community events.

To learn more about St. Luke’s, please download their Parish Profile. For more information, or if you are interested in applying for the open position, please send a cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio to Andrea Mysen.



 St. Edmund's Episcopal Church

St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Chicago, is seeking an assistant clergy person to work 30% time weekly (12 hours). The job responsibility includes Sundays duties and weekday pastoral visits as well as coordinating the activities of the Lay Eucharistic Ministers. For further information, contact the rector, The Rev. Dr. Richard L. Tolliver at 773-288-0038 and send resume by email


Messiah-St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church

8255 S. Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619

Messiah-St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, an African American community of faith located in the Avalon Park neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, seeks a part-time priest-in-charge to lead their lay-empowered congregation of 127 active baptized members. With an average Sunday attendance of 53, Messiah-St. Bartholomew parishioners build community through their faith in Jesus and shared Christian values. They describe themselves as a prayerful parish that is both adaptable and welcoming.

During a long stretch without a rector, increased lay leadership has become not only a necessity, but a source and practice of spiritual growth for many members, expanding their sense of faith community beyond the Sabbath. The congregation seeks a leader who will recognize and embrace the importance of the congregation’s involvement and ownership of the day-to-day aspects of their community, but who will also work with them to find a healthy balance of responsibility. The parish has a strong sense of their history and look forward to a future with their next priest who they hope will partner with them in pursuing short and long term goals of attracting new members - especially young families, designing a successful stewardship program based in spiritual generosity, developing Christian formation programing across age groups, revitalizing the music program to deepen the congregation’s worship experience, leading facilities renovation projects, and celebrating and supporting the parish’s foundational worship traditions and outreach programs. Messiah-St. Bartholomew has a highly organized and effective outreach and development center that ministers to the hungry, youth, unemployed, seniors, young families, and others across three south side neighborhoods with great efficiency and care. The parish wishes their next priest to be supportive and spiritually guiding of the center’s efforts.

In addition, the next priest-in-charge of Messiah-St. Bartholomew will be enthusiastic about ecumenical partnerships in the surrounding community, an empathetic pastoral presence, an energetic and confident leader, a comfortable collaborator, an encourager of lay leadership, a spiritual guide, a talented preacher who incorporates the Bible and theological principles in his or her sermons, have a gift for relating to youth, and be a person who is equally compassionate and good-natured.

Learn more about Messiah-St. Bartholomew and the kind of leadership they seek by reading their parish profile.

To be considered for Rector of Messiah-St. Bartholomew, Chicago send a copy of your resume and OTM portfolio to The Rev. Jim Steen, Director of Ministries, or call 312.751.4210 for additional information.


St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Barrington

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, Deerfield

Grace Place, Chicago

Not YET Receiving Names

Grace Episcopal Church, New Lenox

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Chicago

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chicago



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