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.              


 Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park

Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park seeks a full-time rector. The congregation, founded in 1879, is a pillar of the urban Oak Park community, providing a space of welcome and worship for all. Church services utilize a variety of liturgical resources and provide opportunities for all ages, including children and families, to be an integral part of worship. Grace’s progressive theology, excellent music program, many Christian education opportunities, and busy parish life have created both a solid community of long-time members and a welcoming environment for new and prospective members.

Oak Park is located just west of Chicago, and is accessible via the Chicago Transit Authority’s rail and bus system. The village is known for the diversity of its population and its many cultural opportunities, most of which are located within walking distance of Oak Park's downtown, where Grace is located. Of particular note are Oak Park's excellent public schools and the many fine examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.

Grace has made strides in their stewardship practices, parish communication, and nurture of good relationships. The congregation is looking for a rector who will help them continue to strengthen relationships with each other and the community, and who will work with them to be even better stewards of their property and finances. Grace’s next rector should be an inspiring preacher, seek to provide rich and challenging education programs, and engage in the life of the congregation. To learn more, download their parish summary, see their OTM or visit their website. To submit your name for rector, please fill out the Clergy Information 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.

 


 

 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

 


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

 

 


congregations Not YET Receiving Names

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Wilmette

Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

Emmanuel, Rockford

Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan

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

 


 

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