Position: Full-time Associate Priest for Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsford, NY


Christ Episcopal Church Pittsford is seeking a full-time associate priest (or a transitional deacon). Christ Church is a vibrant and thriving suburban parish outside of Rochester, New York. The congregation numbers about 1100 individuals with approximately 300 on Sundays during the program year. Christ Church has a strong music program, a large Sunday School (preK-12), and a well-attended adult formation program. We are known for traditional worship, inspiring music, and enlightened theology. We work to make our faith relevant to parishioners’ lives.


We are seeking an Associate Priest who will collaborate with and support the Priest in Charge, the staff, and lay leaders. The Associate Priest will share in liturgical leadership, preaching, and pastoral care. The Associate Priest will be the primary clergy liaison to the Director of Children’s Ministry and will lead the Youth Group. Newly ordained persons are encouraged to apply.


We are seeking a person:

  • With a passionate commitment to follow Jesus and to form disciples of all ages.

  • With tolerance and sensitivity to diverse theological views.

  • Who is passionate about parish ministry.

  • Who is a strong preacher and communicator. Our community expects thoughtful and articulate sermons.

  • Who is a creative self-starter with organizational skills.

  • Who is welcoming, approachable and can relate to a wide range of people.


Christ Church will offer a competitive salary, full SECA Reimbursement (15.3%), full family health insurance, and pension.

Pittsford is a suburb of Rochester, a mid-sized city in Western New York. The Rochester metro area offers lower-cost housing, many highly rated school districts, a strong arts scene, a diverse economy, excellent medical care, and a number of institutions of higher education.

To apply: Email a cover letter, OTM profile, references, and two sermons (preferably audio or video links) to the Rev. Ronald B. Young, Priest in Charge (ronald@christchurchpittsford.com). If you have questions or you wish to have a conversation about the parish or position, please use that email address. The application deadline is March 30, 2020.