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.              


 

 All Saints Episcopal Church, Rock Island

All Saints Episcopal Church is seeking a full-time rector to lead the congregation. Located in the Quad-Cities area of Illinois, the community of All Saints was founded after two Episcopal churches merged as the former Diocese of Quincy was reunifying with the Diocese of Chicago. This dynamic congregation is an inclusive, energized and welcoming presence in the Quad-Cities area. Since the congregation was formed, there has been a rise in membership. Much time and energy has been spent not only reaching out to and welcoming parishioners, but also making All Saints' presence known in the community by participating in outreach, fellowship, and offering services and formation to fit the needs of the people. Unafraid to try new things, All Saints is looking for a rector who can keep the momentum going, is open to trying new things, will engage in the wider community outside of the church walls and minister to the people of All Saints.

Rock Island, located in the Quad Cities region of Illinois, is about 175 miles west of Chicago and is located right along the Mississippi River. The region has a population of nearly 400,000, and includes the cities of Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. Rock Island is economically diverse, offers bike paths, golf courses and public parks for recreation and a downtown with many newer offerings including restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and theatres.

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

 


 

 

 Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

The Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady is looking for a full-time rector. The congregation is located in Gurnee, Illinois, a far north suburb of Chicago close to the Wisconsin border. The congregation welcomes all who seek a greater relationship with God, irrespective of where they are on their spiritual journey. Christian Education is a core of the Sunday morning ritual, and is offered for all ages outside of their two regular Sunday worship services. The majority of members at Annunciation not only participate but are active participants in the ministries and outreach of the congregation. Some goals the congregation looks forward to addressing and accomplishing are to increase new membership and revitalize the education program.

The ideal rector candidate reflects the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the church. A balance of tradition and new ideas, a willingness to learn and try new things and embrace diversity are sought after characteristics. The rector should be able to collaborate well with the lay leadership, and work with the leadership to grow the church. The Village of Gurnee is accessible via interstate highway and commuter rail from downtown Chicago.

The Village of Gurnee features attractions such as the Six Flags Great America theme park, good schools and the College of Lake County. There are over 60 outdoor parks and forest preserves to enjoy. 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. 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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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. 

 


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.

 


congregations NO LONGER RECEIVING NAMES

 St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Wilmette

 


congregations Not YET Receiving Names

 St. Giles, Northbrook

St. Elisabeth's, Glencoe

St. Simon's, Arlington Heights

St. Paul's by-the-Lake, Chicago

All Saints, Chicago

 

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

 


 

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