St. James Rector Search

Job Posting

Position: Rector
Church: St. James Episcopal Church Location: Lake City, Florida Church Website
About St. James Episcopal Church:
Our charming historic church and rectory provide the backdrop for our welcoming community. We are Christians committed to fulfilling God’s Will by providing a home for people to worship and grow together, engaging and inspiring all generations, and bringing the never changing gospel to an ever-changing world. St. James is a parish family that worships God together, shares the Eucharist and responds to God’s call to serve the community. We are committed to look for the face of the Lord Jesus in everyone we meet and to serve others so that everyone we meet will see the face of the Lord Jesus in us. We have a committed Vestry and lay members who lead our many outreach programs. Music is a vital part of our parish, with a talented and faithful choir.
What We Seek:
In addition to traditional duties of preaching, pastoral care ,Christian Education, and administration, St. James seeks a new Rector who will lead and support us in the future and assist us in enhancing the priorities that we have identified in a recent Congregation Assessment Survey, CAT. St. James’ Episcopal Church (
The ideal candidate to minister to our parish will possess the following strengths:
• Passion, energy, and sincerity for preaching and celebrating.
• Strategic vision and direction to equip our committees, ministries, and lay leaders to multiply our impact in the community.
• Community building to renew and revitalize the community surrounding St. James.
• Empathy to support pastoral care and general support to parishioners of all ages.
• Integrity.
As you consider whether St. James is a fit for you, please consider a few questions from our members:
• What are your spiritual gifts, and what is one that you wish you had?
• What changes would you encourage us to make to attract families with children and youth to our church?
• How would you help us provide more opportunities for Christian education and spiritual formation for every age?
• Would you support the enlargement and improvement of the physical facilities of the church to expand or enhance our ministries?
Applying and for More Information:
Please email Search Committee Chairperson, Melinda Moses at with any questions.