This large, vibrant, and engaged congregation seeks a wisely collaborative and faithful priest to partner with them as their next Rector. Prior to the pandemic, average Sunday attendance was over 350, and throughout the last year they have proven to be resilient, remaining connected and faithful with weekly engagement numbers continuing in the hundreds. Within sight of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Church of the Ascension is well-resourced and uniquely positioned to continue making an impact in reducing suffering and Building Beloved Community across the region. The congregation is broad and lively, with a complex history, including deeply invested lay leadership and rich traditions of worship and service. They have completed a three year intentional interim period and are poised for a period of pandemic recovery and growth.
- Qualified applicants will be a priest in good standing with considerable experience in the the Episcopal Church ready to lead and manage a large, complex, well-resourced system
- Please submit an updated resume, Office of Transition Ministry profile, along with audio or visual recordings of 2-3 recent sermons and a cover letter that details interest in and qualifications for the position to the Rev. Canon Michelle W. Bolt at email@example.com
- Deadline: July 1, 2021