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. Paul & Redeemer, Chicago

St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church seeks a full-time rector. SPR, a congregation focusing on the hospitality Jesus taught us and led by a large and solid group of lay leaders, is a program sized congregation with a diverse membership and inclusive to all. There are three Sunday services ranging from traditional Rite I to a  family friendly and lively service to a contemplative service with progressive language. SPR has a robust and well attended church school program with offerings for everyone from the youngest to oldest members. SPR seeks in their next rector a person who values progressive theology and social views, is a confident leader and is an excellent preacher. The next rector should desire to continue the work of raising up strong lay leaders for the church, value the music program and be approachable pastorally. The congregation expects the rector to be a person who is open to being a presence in the wider community.

SPR is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, home to the University of Chicago, about six miles from the Loop downtown. The neighborhood is public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Also of note in the Hyde Park neighborhood is access to museums, parks, the lakefront and quality schools for students of any age. To learn more about SPR, please visit their website, download their parish profile or view their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for SPR's next rector, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.

 


 

 

 St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Sycamore

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located in Sycamore, is looking for a full-time rector. Sycamore, Illinois, is located west of Chicago in a small-town community. The church grounds are within short walking distance of downtown. The campuses of Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College are nearby and provide a vibrant and active population in Sycamore and surrounding areas.

The members at St. Peter’s seek in their next rector a person who is a dynamic speaker, relating sermons to real life and inspires the congregation with the enthusiasm and faith. St. Peter’s has a traditional worship style with a strong tradition of organ music, but is open minded and would appreciate a leader willing to try new things.  St. Peter’s is a very social community, and expects their rector to be active in church and community social events, someone willing to have fun and actively work to grow young membership.

To learn more about St. Peters, please visit their website, download their parish profile or view their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for St. Peter'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 Place at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 

The 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 a meal and Eucharist each Wednesday evening. Grace Place opens its doors to all students and fosters and environment of hospitality, security and openness. A primary ministry of the chaplaincy is the food pantry which is open to university students. The program was begun when students expressed concerns of food insecurity and is now a primary focus of ministry for Grace Place. The members and students at Grace Place participate in intercultural and interfaith events, and the grounds offer a place for students to study, rest, renew and is open to all regardless of religious affiliation. 

The position is 3/4, active during the academic year with summers off. For more information, please visit the Grace Place website or email Associate for Ministries Victor Conrado. To apply, please complete the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.

 


 

 

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Morris

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Morris is in search of a 3/4 rector. The congregation is a small but close-knit group of committed Episcopalians dedicated to ministry with each other and their community. The members have made it a priority to commit to their church not only as readers, acolytes and Lay Eucharistic Ministers but also by putting energy and resources to the stewardship campaign each year. By holding each other up in prayer during the week as well as on Sundays, and spending time together outside of worship, parishioners create a warm and welcoming environment.

The new rector of St. Thomas should be able to guide the congregation spiritually, through sermons and Christian education. The members maintain a warm relationship with their clergy, so the next rector should also be willing to be involved socially at times with parishioners. 

To learn more about St. Thomas, 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.

 


 

 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.


 

 St. Columba of Iona, Hanover Park

St. Columba is searching for a part-time rector. The small congregation, located 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, celebrates one service per week. The worship style is relaxed while maintaining Episcopal values and traditions. Each member of the congregation is actively involved in at least one ministry of the congregation, from worship leadership to outreach. The congregation can be slow to adapt to change, but they take their time while adapting so that a consensus is reached and each member can be heard.

To learn more about St. Columba, please visit their website or view their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for St. Columba's next 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.

 

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.

 Episcopal Charities and Community Services

Episcopal Charities and Community Services of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is looking for a new Executive Director. Episcopal Charities brings to a broken world the hope for lasting change, rooted in Episcopal vision, faith, and experience expressed through collective community efforts. The ECCS Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, is the chief executive responsible for achieving vision and strategy. With a bold new strategic plan, ECCS is well-positioned for impactful growth.  ECCS seeks a Director who is a seasoned executive, has a record of building relationships and is a collaborator, values trust and is grounded in mission. The Director should be able to work with staff and the Board of Directors as a partner and leader, be a relationship-based fundraiser and embrace the vision and mission of ECCS. To learn more, including how to apply, please read the complete job description. No email or phone inquiries, please.


congregations NO LONGER RECEIVING NAMES

St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Chicago

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, DeKalb

 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Flossmoor

 


congregations Not YET Receiving Names

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.

 


 

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