Rector Search

Who We Are Looking For

Greetings from the people of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina, Washington. In this time of transition, we are excited to see where God is calling us next and who will hear God’s call to serve as our Rector. We are seeking a priest who can help us preserve what we love most about this parish, while also steering us toward a post-pandemic life in community that will be different both from what used to be, and from what is right now.
 

Are you an experienced spiritual leader? Do you have a vision for how established Episcopal parishes can navigate through this time of uncertainty to become more welcoming, relevant, and diverse? Do you lead with love? 
If you answered yes to the above, and you can imagine yourself in the beautiful Seattle area, we have an opportunity for you! 
We believe the right candidate is someone who is:

  • an inspiring preacher and teacher who loves Jesus, is committed to strong Biblical and theological scholarship, and has a passion for beautiful worship and music (though being a great singer is not required!);

  • experienced growing , diversifying , and strengthening a parish through outreach and service, children, youth, and adult formation, and building connections and community engagement; and

  • warm and caring , leads with a sense of humor, and has a vision—along with the skill to communicate that vision—for how we chart our course through this period of extreme uncertainty.

If you feel St. Thomas might be a place for you to use your gifts fully and faithfully, please consider this an invitation to listen for God’s call to walk with us as our next rector. 

 

Click here to download the 2022 Parish Profile, where we provide you with a deeper look at St. Thomas, sharing who we are as a community of faith, our challenges and hopes for the future, and the qualities we are seeking in our next rector.

 

Blessings and peace to you! Know that we are praying for you, and we ask that you pray for us. 

 

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To apply, please submit a cover letter, Clergy OTM Profile, and resume or CV to The Rev. Canon Arienne Davison (adavison@ecww.org).

 

Application deadline is April 12, 2022.