Clergy Positions Open

Welcome to the Diocese of Long Island

We are so glad you are including the Diocese of Long Island in your search and discernment process!

Stretching from Brooklyn Bridge to Montauk Point, Long Island is a progressive diocese that comprises many different kinds of communities, and churches of many languages, who serve them.

Under the leadership of Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, the Diocese of Long Island is dedicated to supporting ministry where parishes and their clergy feel called. With congregational development and outreach grants from Episcopal Ministries of Long Island and significant support from Episcopal Real Estate of Long Island, we support ministry in word, deed, and financial support.

Ongoing lay and clergy development is encouraged through the Mercer School of Theology, Diocesan Congregational Development Institute, the Cathedral of the Incarnation Center for Spiritual Imagination and trainings offered through Congregational Support.

Ongoing partnerships in deaneries and congregational development support through Mutual Ministry Review and other consultant- based services are readily available. We offer clergy-trained coaching and personal leadership development and support. With an available and experienced staff, we seek to provide direct service and ongoing relationships with all our clergy and congregations.

The Diocese of Long Island is a great place to build your ministry practice and grow in Spirit and grace. We welcome your inquiries!

Instructions for submitting materials

Clergy applying for congregations that are calling a RECTOR are asked to send a cover letter and their Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio directly to the chair of the parish search committee with a copy of the communication also sent to the Rev. Canon Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support, at: cwoodley@dioceseli.org.

Clergy submitting their OTM are required to complete all narrative questions and are strongly encouraged to upload sermon materials in the connections section. 

Clergy applying for congregations that are calling a RECTOR in parishes requesting a SHORT LIST are required to send a cover letter and their Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio directly to the Rev. Canon Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support, at: cwoodley@dioceseli.org.

Clergy submitting their OTM are required to complete all narrative questions and are strongly encouraged to upload sermon materials in the connections section. 

Candidates who are applying to congregations where a PRIEST IN CHARGE is being appointed are asked to send cover letter and Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio directly to the the Rev. Canon Claire Woodley at: cwoodley@dioceseli.org

Definitions

Receiving Names.  Parishes listed as receiving names have completed their self-study and are free to receive names from applicants (n.b. please carefully review the above process for submitting names). 

In Transition.  Parishes in transition are either soon-to-be or recently vacant and have not begun the self-study process. 

Self Study.  Parishes listed as in "self study" are in the process of assessing needs, defining leadership, and creating their profiles. Clergy with an interest in one of these self-study parishes may contact Canon Woodley but should not contact the parish search committee until the parish is listed as “receiving names.” 

Standard Search: Parish is engaged in a 1 year to 18 month self study and search process with search committee.

Accelerated Search. Vestry undertakes an accelerated 3-5 month search process, receives a pre-selected list of three names for a three year priest-in-charge position with option to elect rector after first year. Visioning and planning take place as part of an extended year-long onboarding process following call.

All materials sent to Canon for Transition Ministry: cwoodley@dioceseli.org

Click on church names to see their website and search information. 

Open Positions

Updated Mar 17, 2022

Receiving Names
St. Peter's, Bay Shore, Suffolk County (Priest-in-Charge)
Caroline Church, Setauket, Suffolk County
St. Mark's, Islip, Suffolk County

Self Study
Church of the Advent, Westbury
Trinity, Northport, Suffolk County
St. Philip's, Decatur Street, Brooklyn

Interim In Place
St. Luke and St. Matthew's, Brooklyn
Grace Church, Jamaica, Queens
St. Margaret's, Plainview, Suffolk County
St. Stephen and St. Martin's, Brooklyn

In Transition
St. John the Evangelist, Lynbrook, Nassau County
St. George's, Astoria, Queens
Christ Church, Sag Harbor, Suffolk County