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 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. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Chicago

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, an historic African-American church located in the Washington Park neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, is seeking a full time rector. St. Edmund’s has committed lay leadership, strong relationships and visibility in the wider community, and healthy financial resources to support their mission and ministries. They are searching for a rector who will work collaboratively with them to grow the church, and to continue promoting the awareness and practice of Christian ideals and principles within their worshipping community. They want to both “reach in” to increase participation among members and improve communication, and also reach out to the wider community through the development of new and exciting programs that will attract and retain young people and young married couples. Their vision continues to be that St. Edmund’s is viewed as a beacon of hope within and beyond the worshipping community.

To learn more about St. Edmund's, please download their rector characteristics and attributes document, visit their website or browse their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for St. Edmund's next rector, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.




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.



 Grace Episcopal Church, Sterling

Grace Episcopal Church, located in the town of Sterling, Illinois, is looking for a part-time rector. The community of faith in Sterling is intergenerational, high energy group focused on making members of their town feel just as loved and cared for as the members of the congregation. The church has spent considerable time and energy creating new programs for all ages, including their Kids Club and semi-monthly church breakfast. In the wider Sterling-Rock Falls area, Grace works with other churches to provide Vacation Bible School, and volunteer in soup and breakfast kitchens to provide meals for the hungry. Grace has several members of a mature age who offer much wisdom to the congregation, and has also this fall re-established the Sunday School program for children, which had not been offered in recent years. 

Grace’s next rector should look forward to working with the highly active lay leaders to continue the outreach in the community and maintain the warm and welcoming hospitality of the congregation. Since this hospitality extends outside of the church doors and after Sunday services, the rector should also be ready and willing to be involved in Sterling outside of Grace’s walls. The congregation appreciates a person with an energetic prayer life passion for preaching. 

To learn more about Grace, please visit their website, or view their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for rector, please fill out the Clergy Information 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.


 St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Oak Park

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church seeks a part-time Associate Rector to assist in solidifying our recent growth and developing sustainable ministries for our new size. St. Christopher's is a church that emphasizes active participation and creating space for members to put their gifts to work in ministry. There are three Sunday liturgies, ranging from Rite I, to Rite II, to "Wiggle Worship" for young ones. The average Sunday attendance has increased in the past three years, leading St. Christopher's to seek an associate rector who will collaborate with and support our Rector and our community on this journey. The successful candidate will play a key role as we grow our congregation and live into our vision to seek and follow Jesus.

St. Christopher's is a community that laughs, questions, prays, sings, serves, and eats together. They are looking for an Associate who will join us in these holy activities and help us to figure out how we can do them together better. To learn more, please download the job description or contact the Rev. Eric Biddy by email or at 708-386-5613. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the rector



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.


Grace Place Campus Ministry at Northern Illinois University

The Grace Place campus ministry at Northern Illinois University is seeking a chaplain. The joint Episcopal and Lutheran ministry serves the students at one of Illinois' public universities and offers fellowship, a meal, and Eucharist each Tuesday evening. NIU enjoys an ethnically and racially diverse student population and includes students in residence, commuters, and posts-traditional students. Grace Place opens its doors to all students and fosters an environment of hospitality, security and openness. A primary ministry of the chaplaincy is food security. Approximately one-third of the NIU student body is food insecure. The ministry along with community partners offers about 250 lunches each week and emergency food supplies to the campus community.  The Grace Place community also participates in intercultural and interfaith events, and the building offers a place for students to study, rest, renew and is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation. The new chaplain will oversee and collaborate with student peer ministers to establish programs for spiritual growth and to address the needs of the campus community.

The position is 3/4 time, active during the academic year with summers off. For more information, please email Pastor Andrew Kayes,  or email Associate for Ministries, Victor Conrado. To apply, please fill out the Clergy Form for Transitions.




congregations Not YET Receiving Names

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Wilmette

Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

Emmanuel, Rockford

Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan

St. Ignatius Episcopal Church, Antioch

Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park

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