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Current Openings

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Postion: Priest/Rector

Church: St. George Episcopal

Location: Fort George Island/Jacksonville, Florida

Church Website

St. George seeks to be a caring, Christian community enjoying the peace of our island sanctuary and sharing God’s love through faith, healing and service. We desire a priest/rector who can and will share this mission.

We seek a Priest who:

  • Inspires and shepherds people to God’s word
  • Engages empathetically with people in ordinary times, in times of need & rejoices in times of happiness
  • Deepens the understanding of God’s word
  • Helps members discern their gifts of ministry

We seek a Rector who:

  • Casts a vision for the church and leads the people to its realization
  • Manages, the operations of the church, staff, facilities and finances from day to day and during times of change.

For More Information:

Visit our website: and be sure to “click here” under the Priest Search to learn more about who we are at St. George.

Contact Elizabeth Diamond, Search Chairperson 904-535-6838 or The Rev. Canon Dr. Allison DeFoor, Canon to the Ordinary, [email protected], and visit the Office of Transition Ministries.

Email The Rev. Canon Allison DeFoor

Postion: Rector

Church: St. John’s Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Church Website

St. John’s began as a frontier church in 1829. A fire destroyed the original structure, and our current church building dates to 1881. We are a congregation of approximately 1,500 members with average Sunday attendance of approximately 450. We are an active congregation offering varied programs and participating in a multitude of outreach efforts. We strive in all that we do to live our core values: worship, compassion, openness, community, and stewardship. Our church mission “to love and serve Christ and our neighbors in Tallahassee and the world.”

More information about St. John’s Episcopal Church, including who we are and who we are seeking, can be found on

St. John’s is located in Tallahassee, FL, the state capital. Tallahassee and Leon County are located in the Big Bend region of north Florida with a population of nearly 200,000. The church’s downtown location is just three blocks from the state Capitol complex. Education is excellent pre-K through college. Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, and other institutions of higher learning. The area is famous for its nationally ranked park system, canopy roads shaded by emblematic live oaks, gardens, and college football. With close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola National Forest, outdoor recreation abounds.

St. John’s Episcopal Church seeks a rector who is:
• Christ-Centered
• A dynamic preacher and teacher
• An agent for healing
• Forward thinking and flexible
• A pastoral shepherd
• Outreach oriented
• Engaged in our community
• Inclusive
• Financially literate and a team leader
• All about LOVE

For More Information & Applying:
Please send all applications to Martin Proctor, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Applications should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a current resume, and copy of your OTM Portfolio. We would also like you to respond to the following questions. Please limit your response to 500 words.

1. Can you tell us about your calling into pastoral ministry? Why do you feel called to serve this church?

2. Tell us about a time you felt you gave a great sermon. What was the sermon about? What made it special?

Email Martin Proctor

Postion: Rector

Church: St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Church Website

Description: St. Francis in-the-Field (SFITF) seeks a new rector with passions for and skills in communicating the Gospel message, pastoral care, ministering to youth and young families, and shepherding growth of the parish to transform more lives. SFITF is located in one of the fastest growing communities in the nation with a dedication to building a devout faith in its rapidly growing congregation. We are seeking a new Rector possessing an urge to minister to a flourishing and growing Christian Community. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the passion to build up and deepen our relationship with Christ
  • Minister to those in need through pastoral care
  • Grow our congregation to shepherd the newcomers to our community
  • Assist our church family in connecting with others through our many outreach programs
  • Have youth ministry experience

We have a talented and dedicated Vestry, tremendous volunteers who lead our many outreach programs and a new Youth Building where Sunday School, Children’s Chapel and Youth Group are held. We are passionate about being a church home to those who walk in our doors and desire a Rector who will further our mission.

Responsibilities will include leading weekly worship services, youth ministry, pastoral care, and community outreach.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, with negotiations beginning at diocesan minimum guidelines.

For More Information & Applying: Please send all nominations and applications to our Search Committee chair, Win Everett, at [email protected]. An application should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a current resume and copy of OTM Portfolio.

Email Win Everett

Postion: Part-Time Rector

Church: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Federal Point

Location: East Palatka, Putnam County, FL

Description: St. Paul’s Church is an intimate, loving parish searching for our next rector. We are a congregation with a small group of faithful followers comprised of long-time members and young families in a changing community just west of the high growth Florida communities of St. Augustine and Crescent Beach. We have been located in Putnam County on the scenic east bank of the St. Johns River since 1880, and we are interested in embracing the changes within our community to the continuation of our witness and ministries in the area.

Location: East Palatka is located about 20 miles west of St. Augustine and 10 miles east of Palatka.  Our location on Federal Point, along the St. Johns River, offers unique recreational opportunities, and Stanton Landing on the church property is the site of community gatherings and a favorite stop along the canoeing, hiking and bike trails passing through it.  Our rector opening will appeal equally to those with a young family, youthful retirees, and bi-vocational clergy. We seek to fulfill a hunger in our members for joyful worship, sound Christian formation, outreach opportunities, and fellowship.

Qualifications & Benefits: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6+ years of experience in church ministry and a continuing passion for new opportunities to share God’s grace. The rector will enjoy being with all kinds of people and ideally has a loving and outgoing personality that attracts interested newcomers to our parish.  The rector 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.  We hope to attract 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. This position is part-time but may expand back to its customary full-time status as we evolve with the changing community around us. The salary and benefits package will be negotiated and includes a handsome 3-bed, 2-bath Rectory.

For More Information & Applying: To learn more about St. Paul’s and Federal Point/East Palatka, contact Rhonda Williams, Senior Warden at (386) 983-1659 or [email protected]

Email Rhonda Williams

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. The rector 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: Part-Time Church Sexton

Church: St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Church Website


St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is hiring for the position of Church Sexton (Maintenance/Custodial). The Sexton reports directly to the Church Administrator, and Annual Review is evaluated by the Rector and Jr. Warden. A positive team-oriented attitude with strong people skills is a must. Pay range is $18-$20/hr depending on experience. This is a part-time position, working Sundays from 7am – 1pm.


  • High School or equivalent (Preferred)
  • English (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • US work authorization (Preferred)
  • Audio-visual tech support for streaming services a plus (Highly Preferred)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting up for Sunday morning church services.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the four-building church campus to provide a safe, clean, functioning and orderly environment for SPBTS members, staff, visitors and renters of the facilities.
  • Light cleaning of the buildings as needed.

Additional Preferred Responsibilities:

  • Setting up and managing audio/visual equipment and streaming service to our YouTube channel for Sunday worship services.
  • Editing and posting video of services to various platforms as directed.
  • Coordinating with other team members to set up facilities for services/events as it pertains to audio and visual needs.
  • The ideal candidate will be physically able to lift 50 lbs, possess knowledge of basic maintenance and carpentry procedures, and be tech savvy.

For More Information and Applying:
Resumes should be sent to Anita Shepherd, [email protected]

Email Anita Shepherd

Postion: Director of Parish Engagement

Church: Trinity Parish Church

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Church Website

The Director of Parish Engagement works with the Rector and clergy to develop and nurture relationships to engage members in the ministries to which God has called them. The Director of Parish Engagement has responsibilities in lay ministries, church programs, and new members processes. This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. Must be available on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, while programs are taking place.

The Director of Parish Engagement will help to develop and execute strategies to create an environment where members can easily connect their spiritual gifts to new and existing ministries and engage people in meaningful ways. They will ensure ministries have adequate structure and organization to motivate and sustain member involvement. The will model the mission, vision, and core values of Trinity Parish. The Director of Parish Engagement will demonstrate the ability to encourage and lead others in their walk with Jesus Christ and engage with staff and others on special projects.

Member Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create an environment that welcomes new guests and provides next steps toward connection and spiritual growth for the parish family.
  • Create and continuously improve a system to welcome newcomers.
  • Create systems to ensure newcomers are plugged in to Trinity.
  • Provide volunteer team with current guest-services best practices from innovative customer service focused churches and organizations.
  • Lead, equip and empower “back of house” worship service volunteers (parking lot/welcomers/greeters) in providing inviting first impressions.
  • Facilitate the development of systems to recruit, train and schedule volunteers engaging in ministry in the church.Facilitate the development and vitality of small group systems that nurture the fellowship and spiritual growth of members.
  • Coordinate hospitality on Sunday mornings as during Wednesday evening programs.

Ministry Involvement:

  • Implement processes, which enable members to discover and utilize their spiritual gifts.
  • Incorporate people into new and existing ministries, which align with their gifts.
  • Create a volunteer community that feels called to serve in ministries and special events.
  • Provide ministry support as needed; provide logistical and communication support; participate as staff on assigned working groups.


  • High school degree required; college degree preferred.
  • Possess a personal belief in Jesus Christ; familiarity with the life and rhythm of the Episcopal Church is a plus.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to nurture, support, inspire and motivate people.
  • Possess strong planning, organizing and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient use of technologies as communication and reporting tools.
  • Possess a keen ability to create bonds and find common ground with people; innate curiosity about people and enjoy calling out their gifts.
  • Make things happen by turning thoughts into action; ability to translate vision into actionable tactics and plans.
  • Delegate work in a way that makes others feel included in Trinity’s mission.
  • Build trust and respect with others; help people overcome hurdles and resistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people: clergy, members, families, Diocesan staff.
  • Communicate effectively: speak, listen and write clearly.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment and passion for the Trinity’s mission.

For More Information and Applying:
Resumes should be sent to Meredith Belger [email protected].

Email Meredith Belger

Postion: Music Director/Organist

Church: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Church Website


Under the leadership of the Rector, the Music Director exercises an important ministry of the congregation. The Music Director has a leadership role in recruiting for, nourishing, and enhancing a music program that is inviting and accessible to the parish community. Major responsibilities include music selection alongside clergy, organ and piano performance, and directing the choir through rehearsals and worship. This part-time position includes 52 Sundays, plus special services for holy days throughout the year. The Music Director also supports services at other times (weddings, funerals).


  • Supports the importance of music as part of the church’s spiritual life and ministry.
  • Competency with organ and piano
  • Ability to direct choir and lead practices prior to worship
  • Self-motivated, proactively selecting music for upcoming services

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Play organ and/or piano for Sunday morning and special worship services.
  • In coordination with the Rector, develop guidelines for seasonally and liturgically appropriate music for services and then select music in accordance with the guidelines.
  • Selects voluntary music, hymns, and anthems, giving adequate time for review and preparation.
  • Conducts weekly choir rehearsals, so that the choir may make their offering in worship to the best of their abilities.
  • Arranges for substitutes for the Music Director’s vacation and/or for personal leave
  • Arranges for substitutes for weddings/funerals at which the Music Director is not able to serve.
  • With approval of the Rector, coordinate with local musicians, recruiting instrumentalists and additional vocalists to enrich special services as needed.
  • Provide occasional music news for parish communications.
  • Arrange for tuning of piano and organ as needed and budgeted.
  • Maintain and recommend additions to the parish music library.
  • Maintain reasonable availability through phone and email.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

For More Information and Applying:
If interested, please contact: Mtr. Lisa Meirow at [email protected]

Email Mtr. Lisa Meirow

Postion: Part-Time Organist

Church: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: Melrose, FL

Church Website

Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose, Florida, is seeking a part-time organist to lead our worship. Applicant should be competent in sight-reading and be familiar with a variety of hymns, including traditional hymns as well as praise and worship songs. Trinity is seeking a candidate who has a heart for Jesus and a passion for music.

Currently, Trinity worships at 10 a.m. on Sundays, however, we may return to two services in the fall. Besides the occasional wedding or memorial service, there are few extra services each year, especially Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and services during Holy Week.

For More Information:
Visit our website:

Deadline: February 2022

Please contact: Fr. Tony Powell 352-727-0354, or email at: [email protected]

Email Fr. Tony Powell

Postion: Part-Time Organist/Choir Director

Church: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Location: Live Oak, FL

Purpose: To provide vocal and/or instrumental music for parish worship services, other sacramental occasions, parish events. Reports to: Rector for programming/liturgical matters, Parish Administrator for other staff responsibilities. Annual Review: Rector in consultation with Parish Administrator

Specific Responsibilities of this Position include:

Musical Responsibilities

  • As principal musician of the church, Organist will coordinate all music provided for worship services and be responsible for music selection according to liturgy.
  • The Organist will provide organ music and direct the choir(s) at the 11:00 service Sunday mornings and shall select appropriate organ and choral music for each service.
  • The Organist will provide organ music for occasional services(Maundy Thursday, Christmas)
  • The Organist will rehearse weekly (or as otherwise specified) with the choir. The choir will follow modified practice schedules (or cease practice) during the summer months
  • The Organist will provide music for funeral and wedding services held on the Church premises if available at the time of the service at the normal fee (weddings shall be paid directly by party). If the Organist is not available, he/she shall assist in the hiring of a substitute musician.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities related to Music Program:

  • The Organist shall not engage in the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials by photocopying or any other means that would expose the Church or its affiliated organizations to liability for penalties under existing or future copyright laws.
  • The Organist shall obtain, on behalf of the Church, all necessary permissions and authorizations prior to any reproductions of copyrighted materials.
  • Supervise maintenance, storage and cleaning of choir robes and music equipment.

Email Jasmine Burns

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: Director of Communications

Church: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: Jacksonville

Church Website

The Director of Communications will provide professional and consistent mediums of communication to members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and also serve as a communication resource to all staff, ministries, and programs within the parish.  This position will also be responsible for establishing and driving a multi-channel communications strategy, managing an active social media presence, redesigning the church website, and creating printed materials as requested in connection with parish events and special initiatives.

Nonprofit or church experience is a plus, but not required. Success in the position requires a knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies, understanding of copywriting, graphic design, layout, and publishing, working knowledge of content management systems, HTML coding, and digital graphics production, familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing, and the ability to work well in a team environment

The position requires approximately 37 hours per week.  Employment at St. Mark’s also requires a background check and completion of all application forms, including the Episcopal Church Safeguarding program.  We offer a competitive benefits package including healthcare, retirement plan and paid time off.

Email Denise Hudmon

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