December 7, 2021

Rector Job Description

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church


St. John’s began as a frontier church in 1829. A fire destroyed the original structure, and our current church building dates to 1881. We are a congregation of approximately 1,500 members with average Sunday attendance of approximately 450. We are an active congregation offering varied programs and participating in a multitude of outreach efforts. We strive in all that we do to live our core values: worship, compassion, openness, community, and stewardship. Our church mission “to love and serve Christ and our neighbors in Tallahassee and the world.”

More information about St. John’s Episcopal Church, including who we are and who we are seeking, can be found on our PARISH PROFILE.

St. John’s is located in Tallahassee, FL, the state capital. Tallahassee and Leon County are located in the Big Bend region of north Florida with a population of nearly 200,000. The church’s downtown location is just three blocks from the state Capitol complex. Education is excellent pre-K through college. Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, and other institutions of higher learning.

The area is famous for its nationally ranked park system, canopy roads shaded by emblematic live oaks, gardens, and college football. With close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola National Forest, outdoor recreation abounds.

St. John’s Episcopal Church seeks a rector who is:

  • Christ-Centered
  • A dynamic preacher and teacher
  • An agent for healing
  • Forward thinking and flexible
  • A pastoral shepherd
  • Outreach oriented
  • Engaged in our community
  • Inclusive
  • Financially literate and a team leader
  • All about LOVE


Please send applications to Martin Proctor, Search Committee Chair (, by February 28, 2022. Applications should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a current resume, and copy of your OTM Portfolio.

We also ask that you respond to the following questions, limiting responses to 500 words.

  1. Tell us about your calling into pastoral ministry? Why do you feel called to serve this church?
  2. Tell us about a time you felt you gave a great sermon. What was the sermon about? What made it special?

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