Rector (Part-time) Position Description

Position Overview

  • The Rector is the principal pastor and Chief Executive of GSEC, responsible to the Vestry and the Bishop of EDOW, in accordance with the Canons of the Church. The Rector is primarily responsible for all of the privileges of ministry, including but not limited to preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and oversight of administrative responsibilities. Specifically, the Rector sets the spiritual and strategic direction for the parish including responsibility for worship, directing instruction in faith and ministry, and preparing people for Christian life.  

Position Responsibilities

  • Worship & Pastoral Care – 50%
    • The Rector will be primarily responsible for leading worship according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. This includes celebrating liturgy and presenting sermons for Sunday in-person and virtual services. As a part-time rector, the incumbent is expected to preside over at least 2 Sunday services per month and to arrange for high quality and inspiring worship for services when the Rector will not be present.
    • Coordinate the work of other participants in worship services including but not limited to deacons, LEMs, and lectors.
    • Offer spiritual counsel and guidance for the members of the congregation including overseeing the care of families in joy and sorrow.
  • Strategic & Spiritual Direction of the Church – 35%
    • Develop and oversee the spiritual and Christian education for the congregation including teaching the Gospel by word and example. Facilitating engaging educational opportunities outside of standard worship services.
    • Equipping and partnering with congregationand connect the parish in the local community and larger Church.
    • Work collaboratively with the Vestry and congregation to help develop innovative avenues to welcome and integrate newcomers into parish life.
  • Administrative Duties – 15%
    • In collaboration with the Wardens chair Vestry meetings and advise the Vestry on church policies and affairs including managing the physical and financial resources of the parish as well as providing the central point of lay coordination of parish goals, priorities, and programs.
    • Supervise two direct reports (a Parish Administrator and a Music Director).
    • Identify and address staffing needs. Maintain functional knowledge of church financial resources and processes.

Technical Qualifications

  • Ordained priest in good standing in  the Episcopal Diocese Of Washington

Preferred Qualifications

  • A desire to become part of a caring and open-hearted community in ways that transcend performing professional responsibilities
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Experience in building partnerships in the community
  • A preaching style that relates the Gospel to contemporary issues and personal life experiences
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish as we continue the work we started during interim period

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