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Jobs at St. Peter & St. Paul

Position Description 

for Associate Rector 

at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St, Paul, Marietta, GA, 

January 11, 2024 

Summary: The Associate Rector is a full-time staff member, an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, who reports directly to the Rector. Pastoral Care is a particular focus for this position (both direct pastoral care and leadership of lay pastoral ministries). We are open to adapting responsibilities based on the gifts and calling of the candidate and the whole team. 

Our mission is Growing Disciples of Jesus Christ. 

St. Peter and St. Paul is a parish in sub-urban Atlanta, in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, with 770 active members and average Sunday attendance of 235 from three services (pre-COVID attendance was 388). The worship of the church is “broad to high.” The Rector and leadership lean modestly evangelical in their understanding of the Christian faith and life; the pews reflect a variety of opinions, while valuing our focus on Jesus. 

East Cobb County is a newer suburb since the 1980s when the church was founded, largely young families with kids in several of the public schools in the area. We have two full time clergy (including this position), a full time Director of Music, a full-time lay Youth Minister, a part time director of Children’s Ministry, and administrative staff. 

Our current priorities include growth in participation and membership, building depth in leadership, strengthening Children’s, Youth, and Newcomer’s ministries, and deepening discipleship in the whole parish. 

Basic responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Rector in faithful ordained leadership, and in relationship with staff, lay leaders, members and guests. 

  • Attention to pastoral care of the parish and those in need, in collaboration with the Rector and lay pastoral ministries of the parish. 

  • Lead the parish’ pastoral ministries, including Stephen Ministry (with 21 active Stephen Ministers), Community of Hope International (with 11 active lay chaplains), Eucharistic Visitors and Intercessors. 

  • Provide clergy support for Service and Evangelism ministries. Service Ministries are fairly decentralized and well led by lay people. Evangelism ministries would benefit from more clergy leadership and development. 

  • Preach, teach, and collaborate on special events and programs. Our services include a Saturday evening service; leadership of this service usually alternates between the Rector and the Associate. Staff meets weekly. 


  • Candidates should be ordained priest (or soon to be ordained) in the Episcopal Church and be in good standing with his or her bishop. 

  • At least two years of experience in pastoral ministries, or equivalent. 

  • A passionate desire to grow disciples of Jesus Christ. 

  • Personal and professional character that demonstrates an authentic commitment to Christ and Christian standards, providing a good model for all ages. 

  • Demonstrated skills and attributes in: Christian maturity, grounded in a life of daily prayer, regular worship and Bible study, 

    • Building trusting relationships in relational ministry, 

    • Responsibility, organization and effective, healthy communication, 

    • Initiative, solution-oriented problem solving, reliability and accountability, 

    • Proactive group/team leadership, mentoring, teaching, facilitation, 

  • A demonstrated ability to manage conflict in a healthy and effective way, 

  • A demonstrated ability to recruit, raise up and support volunteer leaders, 

  • A demonstrated ability to work graciously with people of various backgrounds and views, 

  • Demonstrated good judgment in boundaries (personal and professional) and in the wise and responsible use of technology and social media. 


Physical demands: 

The Associate Rector will engage in overnight retreats, activities, mission trips and other physically demanding tasks. 

Background check: 

Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check. 

A minimum of three references are required, including at least two professional references. 

Candidates must be up to date in training for Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People. 


Compensation and benefits: 

The position is full time (40+ hours per week). 

Starting Salary is $60,000 - $70,000 depending on qualifications and experience. 

Benefits currently include medical & dental insurance with a modest cost share by the employee. 

An expense account and a Discretionary Fund are also provided to support the Associate Rector’s ministry. 


Submit a cover letter and resume to The Rev. Tom Pumphrey at


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