Associate for Pastoral Care and Parish Life

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Job Description:

  • Offer a full range of traditional pastoral care to our congregation.
  • Oversee our Stephen Ministry. Supervise Eucharistic Visitors and our Angel Food (meals at times of need) and prayer shawl ministries.
  • Lead our Thursday morning St. Anne’s Bible study that attracts 10-15 participants.
  • Build on our already strong lay pastoral-care team: help additional parishioners discern their gifts for this ministry.
  • Develop a grief ministry.
  • Expand the definition of pastoral care beyond long-term ministry to the elderly and short-term ministry to those undergoing stressful changes or brief hospitalization. Envision how it can include youth, adult and those in middle age.
  • Develop programs that strengthen us as people who are both spiritual and religious. Make spirituality a regular part of our conversation at St. John’s.
  • Improve our connections to new members, leading our Invite, Welcome, Connect program.
  • Identify, train, and support parish life lay leaders and ministries.
  • Oversee intergenerational parish fellowship events.
  • Participate in the full range of preaching, celebrating and teaching.

Details / Application URL: email lindsay@saint-john.org for information

Requirements:
Graduate from seminary with a calling to pastoral care and parish life ministry. Administrative skills are needed and the ability to engage others in growing and developing pastoral care and parish life ministry. Email lindsay@saint-john.org for a PDF of the full job description including information about St. John’s and a description of the Tallahassee community.