Associate Rector for Pastoral Care
Christ Episcopal Church
Ponte Vedra Beach
Dedra Torelli firstname.lastname@example.org. or 904-285-6127
March 31, 2017
Description: The Associate Rector for Pastoral Care reports to the Rector via the Senior Associate Rector and will work collaboratively with a dedicated team of clergy, lay staff, and lay ministry volunteers. The position will provide a unique opportunity for professional growth in a large, complex parish system.
The ideal candidate should have 5 -7 years of experience as a Rector or 5 -7 years of experience as an Associate in a large system. Of all of the charisms required for priestly ministry, the ideal candidate should feel primarily and most strongly called to the role of Pastor. S/he must be an outgoing and charismatic person, but also an individual of humility, with a servant’s heart. S/he must be adept in interpersonal relations, equally-comfortable in one-on-one situations and in large group settings. S/he must be skilled and calm in crisis ministry situations, and have a good understanding of family systems theory.
This person will provide leadership and management of all pastoral care ministries at Christ Church. Their primary responsibility will be to gain and maintain a working, day-to-day knowledge of the pastoral care needs of individual parishioners and, using that information, to deploy an array of pastoral care resources to meet those needs. S/he will maintain the daily parish pastoral care census, and then manage daily clergy visitation and lay ministry response to parishioners in their homes, area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living centers and hospices. S/he will provide leadership, oversight, training, and budget management of the following ministry programs: Christ Church Cares, Solo-Flight singles’ ministry, seniors’ ministries, prison ministries, Stephen Ministry, Eucharistic Visitors, bereavement ministries, divorce recovery ministries, and other ministries as assigned. Interested candidates should contact the Rector's Assistant, Dedra Torelli.