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's Episcopal Church, DeKalb

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb seeks a full time rector. St. Paul’s is a small, but growing, Christian community who witness their faith in Jesus Christ by service to each other and our community. The congregation worships regularly together primarily using the Book of Common Prayer. The facilities of St. Paul’s have been shared in the past with other local groups and congregations, including an Islamic congregation. Striving to be a place of welcome for all, the congregation support for community engagement and outreach. This includes working with Grace Place, the Episcopal and Lutheran chaplaincy at Northern Illinois University, the campus for which is located a short walking distance from St. Paul’s. The congregation has a vegetable garden and shares the produce from that effort with local food pantries.

St. Paul’s is seeking to address the challenges of having an aging congregation and the need to recruit more lay leaders to share the work of running the church. The next rector should be ready to engage the current congregation while actively reaching out to the community of DeKalb and the Northern Illinois University campus. Continuing strong outreach and welcoming newcomers is a top priority while also retaining new members.

To learn more about St. Paul's, please visit their website, download their parish profile or view their OTM profile. If you would like to submit your name for vicar, please fill out the Clergy Information Form for Transitions.


 

 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Flossmoor

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church is looking for a new full-time rector. Flossmoor is a suburb just south of Chicago, known for good schools, architecture and community well supportive of the arts. The church and rectory are a short walk to the Metra electric line, a commuter rail service providing convenient transportation to downtown Chicago.

St. John’s has two Sunday morning services and a Healing Service and Bible Study on Wednesday mornings. The congregation has active members of every age, and seeks a rector who can relate to and minister actively to the entire congregation. The new rector should have financial and administrative skills, preach in a way that makes the Gospel relatable to everyday and not just Sunday and who desires to be an active member of the church and local community.

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


 

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.


 

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

 
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield seeks a full-time Director of Family Ministries. This person will be responsible for creatively envisioning, developing,
implementing, growing and evaluating faith formation programs and activities for the children, youth, adults and families of Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church which foster their faith, deepen their spirituality, provide opportunities to live their faith in the wider world, and build Christian community. This position is also responsible for identifying and equipping adult leaders and mentors, as well as growing a culture that promotes connections between the children, youth and adults of the parish. The person filing this position must also  be able to effectively delegate tasks, build teamwork, inspire volunteers and take ownership of all aspects of the children’s and youth ministries. This position is open to clergy and lay applicants. View the complete job description.  To apply please send resume and cover letter by email. 
 

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. John's Episcopal Church, Lockport

 


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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