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Deanery Pastoral Worker (Sudbury-Manitoulin)

The Deanery Pastoral Worker will work with parishes in the western half of the deanery of Sudbury-Manitoulin (Manitoulin Island, Espanola, Elliott Lake) to develop local and area-wide initiatives to support congregational health, discipleship, and formation. The position will include:

a.      consultation with parishes to assist with assessment of congregational health  and needs

b.     collaboration with local clergy to develop and implement ministry initiatives

c.      development of intergenerational programs

d.     development of local leadership to ensure sustainability

For this position, previous experience in community development and/or faith formation, familiarity with church communities, particularly in the Anglican tradition, and the ability to work collaboratively in pastoral settings would be assets. This position requires the ability to travel in the Manitoulin Island, Espanola and Elliott Lake areas. Travel costs will be reimbursed at the Diocesan rate.

20 hours/week, excluding travel time.

Duration: 24 months.

Timeline:

  • months 1-6: orientation; consultation with incumbents and parishes
  • months 7-12: development of local and area initiatives
  • months 13-24: development of local leadership for initiatives

Remuneration: $11.40/hour

The employer for this ministry position is The Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Algoma.  The Bishop, as President of The Incorporated Synod, is the senior employment manager in the Diocese. The Archdeacon of Sudbury-Manitoulin will serve as the Deanery Pastoral Worker’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to employment, representing the Bishop in these matters and responsible to the Bishop for this work. The Diocesan Congregational Development Officer will serve as the employee’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to the content of program and other initiatives supporting congregational health, discipleship, and formation. The work done by the Deanery Pastoral Worker and those holding similar positions in other deaneries will be coordinated by the Congregational Development Officer as part of the overall program and youth work of the Diocese. The Congregational Development Officer shall represent the Bishop in these matters and be responsible to the Bishop for this work.

Please send a resume, a covering letter describing your particular interest in or suitability for this position, and three letters of reference by email to secretary@dioceseofalgoma.com (Liz Hamel) by Sunday, January 15, 2017. Interviews will be held in Espanola during the week of January 30, 2017. Only selected candidates will be notified. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be in place by spring 2017.

 

Incumbent for the Parish of St Thomas’, Thunder Bay

This position has been filled.

 

Incumbent for the Parish of St John the Divine, North Bay

The Bishop of Algoma is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for St John’s Church, North Bay. It is a half-time position and includes a housing allowance.

St John’s is the pioneer Anglican parish in North Bay and it has produced a number of candidates for priestly ministry. The people of St John’s have a legacy of providing strong leadership in the diocese. They are looking for a new Incumbent who is ‘a loving leader and shepherd who will walk with us where God leads us’. In particular, they require someone possessing:

  • Motivational and organizational skills that will encourage and nurture lay-leadership;
  • A love of the gospel that inspires innovation;
  • A heart for those to whom they already minister in the name of Christ, that is, the poor, the disadvantaged, and the unchurched; and
  • Skills in stewardship and fundraising.

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Nipissing, North Bay is less than a four-hour drive from Toronto and boasts an airport served by Air Canada and Porter Airlines, Nipissing University and Canadore College, a military base, and a symphony orchestra. With a population nearing 55,000, it is the fourth-largest urban centre in the diocese.

A parish profile can be found here. Should you wish further information about the diocese, please visit our website. In particular, we would encourage you to read the diocesan Strategic Plan and summary of stipend and benefits.

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their applications to Bishop Stephen Andrews. Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:

  • If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Algoma, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position based on your knowledge of the parish and careful reading of the Parish Profile; and
  • The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.

You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.

Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made. Inquirers are invited to write to:

 

The Diocesan Administrator
Box 1168
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  P6A 5N7
Telephone: 705-256-5061 x21
E-mail: provsyn@soonet.ca

 

Incumbent for the Parish of Marathon/Schreiber

The Bishop of Algoma is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for the combined Parish of Marathon/Schreiber. The parish is a two-point parish comprised of Trinity Church (Marathon) and St. John the Evangelist (Schreiber).  The churches are one hour driving distance apart.  They are located along the scenic North Shore corridor of Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. 

The Town of Marathon is a vibrant community with a population of 4000 that offers a unique quality of life.  It is a hub of activity surrounded by boreal forests and amazing scenery.  There are a full range of medical, educational, and leisure services and opportunities.  It has a vibrant industry and business community, supported by the Hemlo Gold Mines and by small, medium, and large-sized businesses.

The Township of Schreiber is currently home to 1200 residents.  It is located in a valley surrounded by rugged hills and on one of the most northerly points of Lake Superior.  It offers a variety of services and activities.  Many of the parishioners of St. John’s are residents of Schreiber and the nearby Township of Terrace Bay which lies 14 kilometers west.

The City of Thunder Bay, population 110,000, is two hours away.  It offers a myriad of services including post-secondary education at Lakehead University and Confederation College.  An international airport serves the city as well as several regional airlines.

The rectory for the combined parish is located right next to St. John’s in Schreiber.  The past model of ministry was to have the Incumbent at St. John’s three Sundays a month and once a month at Trinity as well as one day a week for pastoral/office work in Marathon. This is subject to change depending on the needs of the congregations and communities.

These two churches are considered to be mission churches within the Diocese of Algoma and are subsidized by the Diocese to ensure an Anglican presence is maintained along the North Shore.  Their parishioners are small in numbers but mighty in their commitment and dedication.  They are seeking a leader who can help them grow and reach further into their communities; assist them in their spiritual growth; help them discern what they are called to do within their churches and communities; and re-engage with some of their flock that are not attending regularly.  They are open to new approaches and ideas and are willing to work alongside their new Incumbent to develop ministry initiatives.

A parish profile can be found here. Should you wish further information about the diocese, please visit our website. In particular, we would encourage you to read the diocesan Strategic Plan and summary of stipend and benefits.

Those desiring to apply for this position are asked to submit their applications to Bishop Stephen Andrews. Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:

  • If you are resident outside of the Diocese of Algoma, a signed statement confirming that you have received permission from your bishop to make application to this diocese;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of application introducing yourself and describing why you think you are suited to this position based on your knowledge of the parish and careful reading of the Parish Profile; and
  • The names and contact information for three references. As a matter of courtesy and due diligence, we will be contacting the existing or former bishops of those who have been short-listed.

You will be notified to confirm that we have received your application but regret that we cannot provide information on the status of your application while the process is underway. We would ask you not to contact the parish directly. You will be informed when an appointment has been made.

Applications for this vacancy will be received until an appointment is made. Inquirers are invited to write to:

 

The Diocesan Administrator
Box 1168
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  P6A 5N7
Telephone: 705-256-5061 x23
E-mail: provsyn@soonet.ca