Grace Episcopal Church - Ocala, FL


Associate Rector

Job Description: 

The Grace Church, Ocala Florida, is looking for a pastoral resident.  Like a hospital residency program for doctors who have just graduated, the pastoral residency program is designed to train, equip and develop pastoral leaders in the context of full ministry. 

The resident will participate in a wide variety of clerical tasks – including but not limited to serving at the altar, proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Eucharist, preaching, teaching and leading special services like funerals and weddings. The resident will engage in the ministry, administration, and mission of Grace Church throughout the week with tasks assigned to develop the growth, gravitas, and grit necessary for a life of dedicated to ministry.

The residency is a unique experienced tailored to each resident. The job description will be adapted to maximize the resident’s strengths, equip the resident in areas for growth, and prepare the resident for the call God has placed on his or her life. The resident will receive personalized mentorship from the rector while working and learning alongside the senior resident.  Together the team will empower, encourage, and challenge each other to greater growth and service for the good of the Church and the glory of Christ. 

This is a paid full-time position with a competitive salary and full benefits (family medical and pension). The start date is negotiable, but between August 1 and September 15, 2019 is preferred.

For more information, contact The Rev. Jonathan French at

•    Work with the staff team to plan the liturgy (sermon series/ worship music/etc.) throughout the liturgical year.
•    Preach and teach regularly.
•    Meet and study with Rector and Associate Rector for mentorship and development as a priest in the Church.
•    Care for God’s people, bless and be blessed by a life immersed in a rich and diverse community of faith.

•    Graduate level theological studies (M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred).
•    Ability to lead teams of people.
•    Team mentality and desire to collaborate with others. 

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Grace Episcopal Church - Ocala, FL







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