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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. John's, Johnson City

    Vibrant and healthy parish of ASA 145 in a beautiful mountain and university town seeks an inspiring, collaborative leader to serve as rector.  Johnson City, Tennessee, has recently been named both the top mid-sized adventure town and among the 100 best places to live in the US.  The region is known internationally for its rich musical heritage and the annual storytelling festival in nearby Jonesborough, and St. John’s itself is rich in music and story.  Through a healthy intentional interim period, the parish has established a shared leadership model, improved communication, and retired their debt, paving the way for a bright and healthy future. The parish seeks a priest who conveys the love of God to everyone who walks through the doors and to the community. Their next leader will be drawn to the sense of community within the congregation, a leader who “can help us lead ourselves.”

    Parish website: https://stjohnstn.org

    Narrative profile: https://stjohnstn.org/rector-search/

    https://stjohnstn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/St.-Johns-Parish-Profile.pdf

    Interested priests, ordained in the Episcopal Church, 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) through March 2020.

  • 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).

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