Associate Rector

Greenwich, CT
Type: Clergy
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Job Title
Associate Rector
Name of church or organization
Christ Church Greenwich
Job Location
Greenwich, CT
Job Description

Associate Rector at Christ Church Greenwich, Connecticut

Christ Church Greenwich, one of New England’s oldest (1749) and largest Episcopal Churches, seeks a full-time, experienced Associate Rector to collaborate with the clergy, staff, and vestry in implementing the parish’s mission, ministry, and witness.

Christ Church Greenwich

Christ Church Greenwich has a membership of over 1,600 and has an average Sunday attendance of 367 across three services. It has a staff of 18, including four full-time priests (including the new Associate Rector) and one part-time Priest Associate. Our church campus extends over 14 acres and 100,000 square feet of buildings. We have wonderful spaces for worship, hospitality and programming and a stunning, recently renovated sanctuary.

Our liturgical style is formal, reverent and firmly grounded in the Anglican tradition. Christ Church Music is a renowned world-class RSCM-certified church music program. A model of the Anglican choral tradition with a rich history and global reach, we offer eight active choirs, concerts, tours, and a vibrant teen scholar program. Christ Church is also the home of a Christ Church Nursery School (CCNS), an Episcopal Preschool accredited by the National Association of Episcopal Schools. Founded in 1960, CCNS has a student population over 100 and a staff of 18.

Youth has been a recent area of focus and expansion; the church has one full-time and one part-time youth minister and a full-time Children’s Ministry priest.

Worship attendance is increasing and the growth in attendance at the Evensong service has provided the backdrop for a willingness to consider a new worship schedule when the current pandemic permits.

The church’s outreach program has been growing over the last five years and continues to do so; it has deepened relationships with nonprofits in the local area and its volunteers currently help in food provision, service to the homeless, vulnerable youth and families. It has recently established a companion relationship with an Episcopal church in Cuba and is exploring expanding its local reach to prison ministry and vulnerable seniors. We continue to nurture a relationship with the Endupoto School founded in the Diocese of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over 30 years ago. We organize parish visits to the K-12 school every other year. Twelve AA meetings a week are typically held on campus, and the church provides facilities for the largest food pantry and clothing ministry in Greenwich on our campus.

The Role of Associate Rector

Christ Church Greenwich is seeking an Associate Rector to work with the existing team of the four members of the clergy, the staff and vestry to advance the Church’s mission and outreach to its community. Specific areas of responsibility for the Associate Rector will include the following:

  • Worship
  • Outreach
  • Membership

We look for a candidate with a passion to increase our ministry beyond our church walls as well as the ability to help guide and oversee our worship, welcome and engage new members and increase our parish and school diversity. In addition, we expect that the Associate Rector will:

  1. Assist leading worship, preaching, and administering sacraments and pastoral offices with the clergy
  2. Be active in the pastoral care of the congregation
  3. Plan and organize with the clergy, staff, vestry, and parishioners
  4. Be creative, innovative, and able to execute ideas

Applicants with experience and/or a calling in the areas of worship, outreach and membership and with these four qualities should highlight them in their cover letter.

Arrangements and Process

On campus housing is provided for our full-time clergy.

Christ Church does not discriminate in its hiring practices, terms, or conditions of employment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, physical disability, or veteran status.

Type of commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Application Process
To apply, please submit the following via email to Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden, Senior Associate Rector: (email:
Cover letter
OTM Profile
Two sermons (audio/video links preferred)
Descriptions of two examples of implementation of liturgical, pastoral care or membership projects within a parish setting.
Application Deadline