The Rector We Seek
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Good Samaritan seeks an experienced and dedicated leader who is able to express his/her faith and feelings, willing to share their journey, touch souls, and contribute to our vision.
We seek a rector with the following gifts:
We want a leader who is collaborative, ecumenically minded, and is willing to take risks, knowing that some will fail. Our rector will nurture and strengthen our worship and communal life, and share our vision for a future that focuses on the energy and creativity of the Holy Spirit in our midst.
We are seeking a priest who is intelligent, yet humble-one who is not afraid to be vulnerable and passionate in sermons that challenge and sharpen our sense of being a Christ-centered community.
We seek a leader who will deepen our personal faith through worship, prayer, study, service, and evangelism to equip us to go and do likewise.
This is a parish with a talented, dedicated, and well-organized laity eager to extend itself and explore what it might mean to be God’s hands in the world around us as a missional church. Our next rector will lead us in discerning how to more fully participate in God’s mission.
We recognize that a priest with these gifts will prioritize learning and discovery over maintenance and control. While we look forward to being in ministry with someone who will keep us focused on what God is up to in the world around us, we also expect our rector to have an engaged role in overseeing the following areas of our community life:
We are fortunate to have an active and engaged pastoral care ministry which encompasses a variety of work conducted by lay staff and volunteers. We nonetheless recognize the unique pastoral offices of the clergy and anticipate that our next priest will be comfortable with the type of open and honest personal interactions at the heart of pastoral counseling, and of preparing community members for sacramental rites.
Working with our existing worship committee, music director and verger, he/she will ensure that, within the context of our Episcopal traditions, our communal worship is flexible and adaptive. We seek a rector who is open to a range of creative expressions of liturgy, both on Sunday mornings and throughout the year.
While we do not expect our rector to spend his/her time in the minutia of parish finances and processes, we seek someone who will ensure that parish staff are well equipped to succeed in their work and ministry, and that our institutional structures align with the needs of our congregation and community.