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. Augustine Episcopal Church, Wilmette

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church is searching for a full time rector. St. Augustine’s, an involved community with numerous ministries and opportunities for outreach, fellowship, formation and worship, is located in Wilmette, just 16 miles from downtown Chicago. The congregation worships together in a rich liturgical style each Sunday. Parishioners welcome everyone to their worship and community life, whether the person is a newcomer or long time member. The outreach program at St. Augustine’s is robust, facilitating a wide variety of opportunities for parishioners to express their faith through active ministry in and outside of Wilmette. Formation being a core value at St. Augustine’s, there are opportunities for all parishioners, regardless of age, to learn and grow.

The Village of Wilmette, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, is known for its vibrant community and excellent schools. Commuter friendly, there are two rail lines that run from the village to the Chicago Loop. Adjacent to Lake Michigan, the eastern border of the village reaches to the lake shore. There are many cultural events throughout the year and the downtown area features shopping and a number of good restaurants.

The congregation is looking for a rector who values hospitality and open welcome, will deepen understanding of faith for worshippers, and provide for excellent formation experiences. The rector should also be able and willing to manage effectively the staff, operations and finances of the congregation. 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

Christ Episcopal Church, Waukegan

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rockford

 


congregations Not YET Receiving Names

 

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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