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Current Parish & Institutional Opportunities

Current parish and institutional opportunities in the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee are posted here as available. Please check back for details on postings coming up.

  • Apply NOW! St. Paul's, Athens

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Athens, Tennessee is a community-focused parish of ASA 141 that is well known for the consistent, competent, and compassionate ways they serve their community. Their emphasis on welcoming is more than a saying above the front doors; it is a lived practice informed by worship and Christ’s commandment to be love in the world. St. Paul’s ministries with food-insecure and transitionally homeless populations are rooted in their deep faith and as a community, and they are committed to being vibrant and open, a place where people who are not always of one mind can be of one heart.  The people of St. Paul’s Church seek a creative, enthusiastic, compassionate rector to partner with them in continuing this tradition of lived liturgy in the Athens area.

    Nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Athens is a town of approximately 13,000 convenient to both cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga and close to abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, including beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers.  With a cost of living well below national average, increasingly retirees are relocating to this area of East Tennessee, and McMinn County is growing, providing more opportunity for healthy growth in the ministries of St. Paul’s.

    The next rector of St. Paul’s will be an Episcopal priest who is prepared to nurture and serve a healthy church that lives beyond the doors of the church building and believes the good news of the Gospel is for everyone.

    Parish Website: https://www.stpaulsathens.org

    Parish Profile:  https://www.stpaulsathens.org/seeking-a-rector

    Interested priests will please send a letter of interest, resume, updated OTM profile, along with links to audio or video recordings of 2-3 recent sermons to the Rev. Canon Michelle Warriner Bolt (mwbolt@dioet.org).

  • Apply NOW! St. Andrew's, Maryville

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Maryville (asa 98) seeks a full time Rector to parter with them in cultivating community, connectivity, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Blount County, Tennessee, the quiet side of the Smokies.  St. Andrew’s occupies nearly a full block on the main street of a charming mountain town booming with families and new retirees in gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.  The church campus includes a sanctuary that was historically a Quaker meeting house, stunning in its simplicity, adjoining a generous, modern parish hall.  The community of St. Andrews has named four ministry priorities: acceptance, worship, outreach, and pastoral care and seeks a Priest ordained in the Episcopal Church to partner with them in furthering their mission in alignment with these priorities.

    Parish website: http://standrewsmaryville.org

    Narrative profile: http://standrewsmaryville.org/rector-search/

    Interested priests will please send a letter of interest, resume, updated OTM profile, along with links to audio or video recordings of 2-3 recent sermons to the Rev. Canon Michelle Warriner Bolt (mwbolt@dioet.org).

  • In Process: St. Stephen's, Oak Ridge

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, seeks an experienced Episcopal priest to partner with them as their next rector.  This rector will be a dynamic leader, effective administrator and skilled pastor to a pastoral sized parish (ASA 139) in Tennessee’s unique “secret city.”

    Initially established to support the World War II Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge continues to be Tennessee’s “innovation valley,” home to a large number of jobs in the science and tech sector that attract both young adults and highly educated individuals in the fields of science and research.  In addition, Oak Ridge is located within a stunningly beautiful, four-season context and known for world-class outdoor recreation in mountain-biking and rowing in a city that has a 19% lower cost of living than the national average.

    Within this context, St. Stephen’s is an engaged congregation that loves to learn and to serve.  Their next pastor will be able to balance their deep desire for spiritual growth and worship with their compassionate heart for outreach ministries, help them to achieve their goals of reaching out to new populations within their diverse city, and partner with them in addressing the challenges they face for the future, including the ones they have already begun to address in their interim period while right-sizing their leadership from two paid clergy staff to one.

    Parish Website: http://www.ststephensor.com

    Parish Profile:  http://www.ststephensor.com/2019_Profile.pdf

    Interested priests will please send a letter of interest, resume, updated OTM profile, along with links to audio or video recordings of 2-3 recent sermons to the Rev. Canon Michelle Warriner Bolt (mwbolt@dioet.org).

  • Open for Applications in 2020: St. John's, Johnson City

    Interested priests will please send a letter of interest, resume, updated OTM profile, along with links to audio or video recordings of 2-3 recent sermons to the Rev. Canon Michelle Warriner Bolt (mwbolt@dioet.org).