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Parish Job Descriptions

A collection of standard descriptions for parish jobs which can be viewed and used to create custom job descriptions for openings throughout our Diocese.

Current Openings


Postion: Rector

Church: St. Peter's Episcopal Parish

Location: Fernandina Beach

Church Website

St. Peters Episcopal Church is seeking a new rector. We strive to be a warm, welcoming community of
people called to know, love, worship and serve Jesus Christ and His people. We believe the Christian life
is a journey and we invite God’s people to journey with us. Located at 801 Atlantic Avenue – which turns
into Centre Street, the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach – our beautiful and historic church is often
referred to as “The Jewel of Centre Street.”

We seek a Rector who:
– Can help establish a shared vision that will grow and sustain St. Peters into the future.
– Will work with the congregation to discover, develop, and use our spiritual gifts to the glory of
– Can advance our efforts to minister to those in need – in our parish and throughout the
– Has proven leadership abilities to not only direct and support multiple ministries, but also guide
staff to fulfill their objectives.

We also desire a Rector who:
– Will inspire us to faithfully and enthusiastically follow Christ to achieve our Mission.
– Embraces the unique differences among our congregants.
– Possesses a demonstrated ability to reconcile varying points of view to maintain a unified body.
– Exhibits an engaging, welcoming, and warm attitude.

Type of Commitment – Full Time

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio to The Rev. Cn. Allison DeFoor,
Canon of the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Florida at: Office: (904) 356-1328 Fax: (904) 355-1934
[email protected] & Joan Kratz, Search Committee Chair at: [email protected]
Application Deadline : April 30, 2021

Email Allison DeFoor

Postion: Rector

Church: St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Location: Live Oak

Church Website

Description: St. Luke’s is a vibrant Parish with active outreach ministries, including: Shepard’s Hands, a free medical clinic serving three counties; Lay Eucharistic Ministers; Lay Readers; DoK and others. We have Sunday attendance of about 94, split between a 9 AM and 11 AM services. We are seeking a Rector with the ability to give strong Scripture-based sermons, be a Shepard to this flock; be growth and youth oriented and a good financial manager.

A competitive compensation package, which includes a four bedroom, three bath rectory, with a study will be offered. Live Oak, the county seat of Suwannee County, is located nine miles from Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center, and is approximately equidistant from Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee.

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Postion: Part-Time Rector

Church: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Location: Quincy

Description: St. Paul’s Church is searching for our next rector. We are a church in transition with a small group of faithful followers comprised of aging, long-time members, a couple of young families and a few young professionals in a changing community. We benefit from over 180 years of tradition but are currently aware of, yet anxious and concerned about, the changes necessary to have a viable future. We seek to fulfill a spiritual hunger in our current members and in our community. Quincy is the county seat for Gadsden County, located less than 15 miles west of Tallahassee on Hwy 90 West. Quincy boasts both big city advantages and small-town charm, frequently referred to as a “Metropolitan Mayberry”. It is perfect for young families and youthful retirees alike. To learn more about St. Paul’s and Quincy download the attached file below. This position is part-time but may expand as we step out in faith. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6+ years of experience and a continuing passion for new opportunities to share God’s grace. He or she will have a loving and outgoing personality that attracts and enjoys being with all kinds of people. They will be skilled at preparing an inspirational sermon and relish teaching the Word of God. We seek a leader who will be respected in our community while helping us develop our gifts, ministry, and service. A faithful priest who will shepherd us, mirroring the Savior’s compassion, while challenging us to expand our circle of care and concern and leading by example. A full salary and benefits package is offered including a handsome 3-bed, 3-bath Rectory.

Email Lou Armesto

Postion: Rector

Church: The Episcopal Church of the Advent

Location: Tallahassee

Church Website

Description: The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Tallahassee, Florida, seeks a full-time Rector for a theologically progressive congregation that values traditional worship, a vibrant music program, diverse educational opportunities, and participation in community outreach. Average Sunday attendance is approximately 120, and the church’s operating budget is approximately $500,000. Advent’s Day School offers accredited early childhood education programs for students 18 months to 5 years of age. The ideal candidate will be able to 1) Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reach new people and incorporate them into the life of the church, 2) Make necessary changes to attract families with children and youth to our church, and 3) Expand outreach ministries that provide direct services to those living on the margins of society. Further information about The Church of the Advent and the job description can be found at Cover letter, resume and OTM profile should be sent to Mark Baird at [email protected]

Email Mark Baird


Postion: Nursery Care Worker

Church: Redeemer Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Church Website

Deadline: position is currently open – would like responses of interested candidates by April 30

Description: We are looking for two nursery care workers (infants to 3 years of age) to staff our nursery on Sunday mornings from 9am to 12 Noon. Candidates will be responsible for age-appropriate child care which may include: bottle feeding, changing diapers, maintaining a safe environment, holding, sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories and play. We seek to ensure that all children are cared for in an appropriate manner seeking assistance from church staff or parents as needed.

Contact: Email Judy Jackson at [email protected]

Email Judy Jackson

Postion: Director of Youth Ministry

Church: St. John's Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee

Church Website

The Director of Youth Ministry will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and comprehensive ministry for youth between grades 6-12, and to their families, consistent with St. John’s core values: Belong, Center, Grow, and Serve. The Youth Minister will work collaboratively with the clergy team and staff, and report to the Associate Rector.


For more information, contact: The Rev. Wallace Marsh 

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Postion: Part-Time Executive Assistant

Church: St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Location: Palm Coast

Church Website

Description: St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Palm Coast is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to assist the rector in his pastoral and administrative duties. The candidate should be self-motivated, organized and have a vibrant personality who enjoys interacting with people of all ages.

Email The Reverend Bob Goolsby

Postion: Director of Children's Ministry

Church: St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Description: Known to many in the Jacksonville community because of the fifty-year-old Day School, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is looking for our next full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. Located in a historic neighborhood, canopied by oak trees, one block from the St. Johns River, and blessed with a beautiful campus, committed adult volunteers, and friendly parishioners, our church maintains a healthy balance of long-time generational members combined with those who are new to the Jacksonville community. St. Mark’s is one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Florida and offers traditional and contemporary worship experiences on Sunday mornings. We have a solid strategic plan for the children’s ministry, developed with input from congregants and clergy, and we are excited to find the right person to help implement it.

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Postion: Part-Time Children's Minister

Church: St. John's Cathedral

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Description: Support and nurture the spiritual development of young children and their families at St John’s Cathedral. Work Tuesdays and Sundays. Summers off. Flexible hours. Support and nurture Sunday School teachers and volunteers. Maintain Facebook page and communications with parents. Supervise nursery workers. Salary $11,000.

Email The Very Reverend Kate Moorehead

Postion: Extended Care Teacher with Classroom Intern Opportunity

Church: San Jose Episcopal Day School

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Description: SJEDS inspires a life of integrity and a passion for learning. We are seeking an assistant teacher in our after school care program that has a heart for Christian service and has experience in childcare for children ages PK3 – 6th grade. The assistant teacher will supervise a specific grade level study hall and structured afternoon activities. SJEDS is also offering Education Majors (or other related fields) practicum and intern opportunities in the classroom in combination with the paid position of the Extended Day Assistant Teacher.

Email Emily Stovall

Postion: Sunday Morning Pianist

Church: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

Description: Pianist needed immediately to play for one or two Sunday morning services at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 5042 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210. To learn more about our church please visit

Email Father James Barnhill

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