Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge)
Northwest Michigan Episcopal Curacy Partnership
Are you driven to help the church respond to the needs of today and tomorrow? Do you have a heart to love and to guide those who have been the church their whole lives in new directions?If so the holy spirit may be calling you to begin your journey with us here in northwest Michigan. We are building a three-year, full-time, fully-compensated, curacy program that provides for pastoral and outreach needs in two congregations, Grace Traverse City and St. Paul’s Elk Rapids, while building up new leaders with the development skills that are needed by the whole church. With skilled, attentive supervision and intentional professional development, we hope to provide just the right balance of freedom to grow and experiment and support to set you up for success. Grace is a program-sized congregation in downtown Traverse City. You will spend half your time serving as our “Associate for Outreach & Mission” directing our outreach ministries, providing hands-on supervision and administration of our homeless day shelter and resource center, assistance to the food pantry, networking with area partners, volunteer recruitment, and developing clarity of mission, vision, and strategy with a new advisory board. In addition, the curate will preach and preside at Grace every other Saturday night and Sunday morning. The other half of your time will be spent at St. Paul’s, a family-sized congregation nestled in a small town a bit up the coast from Traverse City. The curate will be St. Paul’s Priest-in-Charge, with an emphasis on development, sustainability, and refreshed engagement with the Elk Rapids community, loving us as we are and helping us explore who God may be calling us to be. Our goal is to give new clergy the opportunity to grow as leaders who make a difference in two diverse settings while supported by mentors and colleagues invested in how your gifts will grow and shape the future. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a PDF copy of your OTM Portfolio to the Rev. Jim Perra at email@example.com.
04/01/2021 to 04/09/2021
Grace Episcopal Church