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.              


 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rockford

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rockford is looking for its next rector. Emmanuel has three Sunday services, including a spoken, children's and sung Eucharist each week. The congregation values integrity, strives to offer the hospitality of Christ and fosters a creative spirit in their worship and life together. Lay leadership is well established and valued in the congregation. Emmanuel is home to outreach opportunities Shelter Care ministries, Jubliee Center and Jeremiah Development. The next rector should be engaging and welcoming, willing to develop and implement ideas for bringing in new members, strengthen the Christian education program and keep Emmanuel active in the Rockford community. 

Rockford, located in northwestern Illinois, is a river city and the third largest city in Illinois. It is 90 miles from Chicago and 70 miles from Madison, Wisconsin. There is a growing downtown area with popular restaurants and breweries, a discovery center for children and the park district provides activities and recreational resources to residents. As a post-industrial city, the congregation and community are aware of the challenges that brings and are committed to addressing those challenges. 

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.

 


 

 Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan

Christ Church, located in historic Waukegan, is seeking a full-time rector. The congregation, founded in 1846, currently offers two Sunday morning services and is hoping to expand their presence in the community by offering a service in Spanish as well. The church building is a designated "green church" by Conserve Lake County due to being conscious of energy use as well as the use of church grounds. Recently completed is a building project which includes installing a new elevator, making the building fully accessible. Waukegan is a diverse community, located in the north east corner of Illinois and is accessible from the City of Chicago by highway or commuter rail. 

The next rector of Christ Church should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to strengthen the work of the lay leadership not only on Sundays but in the day to day of church life. The congregation values good preaching and Christian Education for all ages, and a leader who can interact with parishioners and the larger Waukegan community. Christ Church hopes to expand their membership and strengthen their diversity with the help of their next rector. 

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 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. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Chicago

 


congregations Not YET Receiving Names

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Wilmette

Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

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

 


 

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