The Bishop of Arkansas welcomes the interest of lay leaders and clergy seeking a call in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas. The diocese comprises the entire state of Arkansas, from the Ozark Mountains to the Mississippi River Delta, and is home to 57 congregations in 48 communities.
As clergy transitions naturally occur, the bishop, canon, and congregations work together to find new leadership. This process can happen in a variety of ways depending on the desires and resources of the congregation in transition. For example, a formal application process with a search committee may be required in a parish seeking a rector, while the bishop may appoint a vicar or priest-in-charge in a mission congregation.
Employment opportunities in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas, as well as the current status of congregations in a leadership transition, are listed below. Please contact The Rev. Canon Jason Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary, with inquiries.
|St. James’, Eureka Springs||3/4-time vicar||receiving names|
|St. Paul’s, Newport||full-time rector||receiving names|
|Trinity Cathedral||full-time dean/rector||interim in place|
|St. John’s, Helena||full-time rector||developing profile|
|Grace, Pine Bluff||1/2-time priest-in-charge||receiving names|
An additional resource that will be of interest to search committees and vestries, detailing the transition process, is “Leadership Transitions in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas: Guidelines for Calling a Rector.”