Rector Search

September 14, 2017 update

The position of full time Rector for Grace Episcopal Church has now been posted, and we are ready to receive names.

We are seeking a rector who is…

…able to keep the flame burning and even turn it up a notch. After small group meetings and a parish survey, a clear and inspired view of our next rector has emerged:

  • A spirit-filled preacher/teacher who moves us to think and feel deeply. One who provides thought  provoking sermons that are relevant to present day situations with the capacity to inspire and connect us with God’s word. As the head “teacher”, our rector should continue to inspire the best from our Christian formation programs.
  • A leader who will help us grow better, and bigger, in the right way. Our next pastor will provide the leadership to allow us to continue to support our mission to create and inclusive, welcoming  worshiping community.
  • A pastor who is warm and engaging. Someone who has the ability and capacity to engage people empathetically and care for persons in times of need.
  • A rector who is an inclusive yet decisive leader of people. Someone who can connect with, include and inspire everyone, of all ages and backgrounds. Someone who can lead us to collaborative decisions, while being decisive when necessary to move us forward.
  • A priest who helps discern the most meaningful ways to connect with the surrounding community. We need someone who will inspire us to help others while growing spiritually ourselves.

About Our Diocese

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is led by Bishop Jeffrey Lee and has 123 member congregations, spreading from Lake Michigan on the east, to the Wisconsin border on the north and the Iowa border on the west. The Diocese is known for its leadership initiatives designed to support congregational vitality. To this end, the Diocese focuses its energies on four key programs: The College for Congregational Development, Fierce Conversations, Project Resource, and Living Compass. The Nicholas Center, located on the fifth floor of the Diocesan office building in downtown Chicago, provides classroom space and accommodations for these programs as well as other leadership events.

To apply for this position please complete the Clergy Information Form for Transitions found on the Diocesan Website.

For more information about this position, please contact Andrea Mysen, Director of Ministries or call 312-751-4203

Rector Search Committee

Bottom Row (L-R): Cathy Perkins, Marcia Holden
Top Row (L-R): Bruce Helm, Connie Burden, Wayne Conroy, The Rev. Andrea Mysen (Diocese of Chicago), Glen Gungel (Chairman)