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Position: Associate Rector

Church: St. John's Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Church Website

St. John’s is searching for an Associate Rector to join our team led by our new rector, the Rev. Lonnie Lacy. This individual will work closely with the rector and assume responsibility for pastoral care, outreach, and parish life ministries.

This is a position that requires a unique set of skills: an inward focus on parishioners and their families at challenging times, and an outward focus to serve, welcome, embrace, and build community with our parish body and those around us. Our Associate Rector will also participate in the full range of preaching and sacraments.

We invite you to download our position description for more information about St. John’s, including who we are and who we are seeking in our search for an Associate Rector.

About St. John’s Episcopal Church:
St. John’s began as a frontier church in 1829. We are now a congregation of approximately 1,500 members with average Sunday attendance of approximately 350. 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.”

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.

How to apply:
Help us get to know you by providing the following materials:

  • an updated OTM Portfolio
  • a current resume
  • a cover letter expressing why you are interested in St. John’s
    responses to short-answer questions (found in position description)

Please also let us know where you are canonically resident and whether or not your Bishop has released you to pursue opportunities outside your diocese. Send your completed application materials to Mark Ascani, Parish Administrator: [email protected] by December 15, 2022.

Email Mark Ascani

Position: Rector

Church: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Church Website

Job Description:

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church is seeking a new Rector. We are a church of approximately 200 friendly, vibrant people who worship and work together to “live our faith by serving God and others.” We are devoted to The Lord our God and to the Gospel of Jesus. We participate in a variety of outreach activities, trying to fulfill the declaration our Deacon makes every Sunday as church concludes: “The worship has ended, the service has begun. Go in peace to love and SERVE the Lord.”

We seek a transformational leader who:

  • Preaches and teaches from the Bible with clarity, energy, inspiration, and wisdom
  • Guides with passion and strategic intention
  • Articulates a clear vision of the future and inspires parishioners to act so that the vision becomes reality
  • Cultivates love and care for each individual, especially those broken by life circumstances
  • Recognizes parishioner’s gifts and empowers us for ministry
  • Challenges the status quo and encourages creativity in followers
  • Develops a strategy to reach new people in our community targeting younger folks including families with children
  • Builds and strengthens partnerships with members of the community around the church
  • Manages church operations, including facilities, finances, and staff

Commitment Type: Full Time

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, OTM portfolio, and YouTube links to at least 2 recent sermons and a Bible Study to: The Rev. Cn. Allison DeFoor, Canon of the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Florida at: [email protected]; and Ruth Roaza, Holy Comforter Search Committee Chair at: [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022   

Email Ruth Roaza

Position: Rector

Church: St. James Episcopal Church

Location: Lake City, Florida

Church Website

About St. James Episcopal Church:
We are Christians committed to fulfilling God’s Will by providing a home for people to worship and grow together, engaging and inspiring all generations, and bringing the never changing gospel to an ever-changing world. St. James is a parish family that worships God together, shares the Eucharist and responds to God’s call to serve the community. We are committed to look for the face of the Lord Jesus in everyone we meet and to serve others so that everyone we meet will see the face of the Lord Jesus in us. We have a committed Vestry and lay members who lead our many outreach programs. Music is a vital part of our parish, with a talented and faithful choir.

What We Seek:
St. James seeks a new Rector who will lead and support us in the future and assist us in enhancing or improving the following priorities that we have identified in a recent Congregation Assessment Survey, CAT. (Please see the profile on our website under the tab “About Us”, Church Profile, for details).

Job Description:

  • Lead us to make necessary changes to attract families and young people.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reach new people.
  • Provide more opportunities for Christian Education and spiritual formation.
  • Enlarge or improve the physical facilities of the church to expand or enhance our ministries.

The ideal candidate to minister to our parish will:

  • Have a passion for celebrating worship
  • Preach with clarity, energy and sincerity
  • Be relatable, a good listener, and open-minded
  • Bring a high level of integrity
  • Connect well with young people and parishioners of all ages

Our new Rector’s additional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing pastoral care for the congregation
  • Serving as our executive leader, building a compelling and uniting vision for our parish
  • Equipping committees and ministries with the guidance and support that will enable us to grow in membership and impact.
  • Working to renew and revitalize the community around the church by building connections with other
    church groups.

As you consider whether St. James is a fit for you, please consider a few questions from our members:

  • What are your spiritual gifts, and what is one that you wish you had?
  • What changes would you encourage us to make to attract families with children and youth to our church?
  • How would you help us provide more opportunities for Christian education and spiritual formation for every age?
  • Would you support the enlargement and improvement of the physical facilities of the church to expand or enhance our ministries?

Applying and for More Information:
Please email Sr. Warden Jim Phillips at [email protected] with any questions.

Email Jim Phillips

Position: Part-Time Rector

Church: St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Location: Starke, Florida

Church Website

Job Description: St. Mark’s is a small friendly family style church with approximately 70 members in downtown Starke on Church Street. Their church was built sometime in the 1880’s and is a lovely gothic Carpenter style church. Their mission is “To know Christ, to let Christ be known.”

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church seeks a part-time Rector (approximately 20 hours per week) who:

  • Would lead with integrity and provide spiritual guidance and pastoral care
  • Will compose and deliver dynamic sermons
  • Help members discern their ministry gifts
  • Will supervise and direct staff and possess both planning and managerial skills
  • Will fellowship with our various groups and activities
  • Enable us to grow and develop strong community bonds
  • Encourage and enable outreach
  • Help us to continually live into our Mission to know Christ and to let Christ be known

To apply, contact Search Committee Chair: Marianne O’Neill: [email protected] or call 352-235-2200. You may also contact The Rev. Cn. Allison DeFoor, Canon to the Ordinary: [email protected].

Email Marianne O'Neill

Position: Rector

Church: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

Location: St. Johns (Jacksonville Metro Area), Florida

Church Website

About Us:

St. Patrick’s is a parish family that worships together, shares the Eucharist and responds to God’s call to serve the community. We are committed to seeking and serving Christ in all persons, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being. We are located in St. Johns County, FL, the 10th fastest-growing county in the United States. Amid this growth, we seek a Rector who will share in our mission and support us in touching more lives with Christ’s love.

St. Patrick’s has a dedicated Vestry and wonderful volunteers leading our outreach programs. We are blessed with a talented Music Director who elevates our worship and engages parishioners of all ages.


St. Patrick’s seeks a new Rector who believes in the transformative power of worship. When we asked our parishioners the top things they want St. Patrick’s to achieve in the coming years, our shared wish is for growth – for more lives to be touched by the worship we cherish. We also believe in the need to go forth into our community and into the world to serve others, rejoicing in the Spirit.

The ideal candidate to minister to our parish will:

    • Have a passion for celebrating worship
    • Preach with clarity, energy and sincerity
    • Be relatable, a good listener, and open-minded
    • Bring a high level of integrity
    • Connect well with young people and parishioners of all ages
    • Be an ordained Episcopal priest

Our new Rector’s other responsibilities will include:

  • Providing pastoral care for the congregation
  • Serving as our executive leader, building a compelling and uniting vision for our parish
  • Equipping committees and ministries with the guidance and support that will enable us to grow in membership and impact


St. Johns County, FL, is bordered by the St. Johns River (1 mile west of our church location) and the beaches of the Atlantic Coast. St. Patrick’s is located about 28 miles from historic St. Augustine and about 25 miles from St. John’s Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida in downtown Jacksonville.

In our community, the St. Johns County School District has earned an overall “A” rating by the Florida Department of Education every year since 2008. The area’s population growth is strong, with a 40% increase in the past 10 years. We are passionate about welcoming all as we celebrate God and family in our growing area, and we look forward to calling a Rector who will further this mission and our parish growth.

For More Information & Applying:

Visit our website: to learn more about our search.

If you discern that God may be calling you to St. Patrick’s, please apply via email to [email protected]. Include a resume and address a cover letter to our search committee.

Please use your cover letter to help us know you better by addressing two key questions for our search:

Tell us about a time you gave a great sermon. What made it special?
What gives you the most energy in all of the varied aspects of your ministry? Why?

Email St. Patrick's Episcopal Church


Position: Part-Time Director of Youth and Children Ministries

Church: St. Paul's by-the-Sea

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Church Website

General Definition and Conditions of Work
Assist children and youth in the parish toward Christian formation and involve and assist families in this process. The Director designs and coordinates Christian formation programs and contributes to worship and education that models healthy relationships for children and youth. Direction is received from the Rector who reviews work through conferences and reports of operational results; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative in judgment and planning in carrying out assignments.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

  • Coordinate and Plan all facets of the Youth Program.
  • Management of Youth Facilities and Supplies
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist with Youth Meetings and Events
  • Actively communicate with members of the Youth Group through multiple mediums (Phone, text, social media, etc.).
  • Arrange and provide opportunities for outreach through service projects/events.
  • Hold weekly meetings for the youth. These meetings should include education, discussion, recreational time, prayer, and any other appropriate activity.
  • Foster relationships between diocesan staff and other Youth Leaders throughout the diocese.
  • Work closely with not only the rector, but with all other members of the Office Staff to ensure healthy work relationships. This includes weekly attendance to Staff Meetings.
  • Ensure the safety of youth, volunteers, and any church property.
  • Oversee the Sunday School program, which includes scheduling and recruiting teachers and curriculum management. Recruiting volunteer teachers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and office equipment.
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interpret the issues of children and youth to the wider parish and empower children and youth to participate in that process-particularly the youth.
  • Assure safety and security of facilities of the children/youth environment.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of spiritual, emotional, and social developmental stages and processes for children and youth.
  • Interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Proficiency in basic hardware and software skills.
  • Leadership skills

Special Requirements

This position requires completion of the Sexual Abuse Prevention course offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Of significant importance is that the Youth Director should be another adult person in the lives of the children and youth who is talking about and living out their faith. Completion of Safeguarding God’s Children is also required.

Deadline: August 26, 2022

Email Kendyl Sparkman

Position: Part-Time Organist

Church: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: Melrose, Florida

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

Position: Part-Time Organist/Choir Director

Church: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Location: Live Oak, Florida

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

Position: Extended Care Teacher with Classroom Intern Opportunity

Church: San Jose Episcopal Day School

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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

Position: Director of Youth Ministry

Church: St. John's Episcopal Church

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

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 Rector or Associate Rector.

This position requires approximately 40 hours per week including nights, weekends, and multi-day summer trips. The Director must hold a valid driver’s license and own a vehicle with insurance and a safe driving record. Employment at St. John’s requires a background check, completion of the Episcopal Church Safeguarding programs, and completion of all application forms.

Competencies and Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate should have experience in youth ministry, and this individual should exhibit integrity, grace, and patience. Additionally, we are looking for someone with:

  • A well-grounded and authentic Christian faith.
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship skills for educating, inspiring, and empowering young people, teaches, volunteers, parents, and reaching out to newcomers.
  • Knowledge of scripture and the Episcopal Church.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain healthy working relationships.
  • The desire to create an inclusive, welcoming, and a respectful environment.
  • An understanding of confidentiality and discretion.
  • A knowledge of technology and social media.
  • The ability to create strong teams and resolve conflicts.


        • Oversee the design and implementation of youth activities.
        • Develop relationships with youth through weekly conversations.
        • Communicate and build relationships with youth parents.
        • Maintain regular office hours on campus.


  • Plan and run the annual Youth Confirmation class.
  • Facilitate youth participation in worship services and oversee St. John’s acolyte and youth lector ministries.
  • Foster prayer and spiritual growth among leaders and youth.


  • Recruit, train, and motivate interns and volunteers, while making sure they are compliant with Diocesan policies.
  • Develop a program consistent with the theology of the Episcopal Church, while meeting the needs of youth and their families.
  • Oversee the St. John’s Youth web and social media platforms.


  • Manage youth budget, fundraising, and finances.
  • Plan the annual mission trip, community outreach projects, and inspire a sense of service.
  • Encourage participation in Diocesan youth activities.
  • Attend staff meetings and other parish committee meetings.
  • Accomplish other duties as needed.

Candidates should provide a cover letter and resume by December 15, 2022, to Mark Ascani, Parish Administrator, [email protected].

Email Mark Ascani

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