Rector Search

St. Thomas Anglican Church is located in Gibsonia, a thriving northern suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our average Sunday attendance pre-COVID was approximately 75-80 and currently averages 50-60. We have 141 members in our congregation.

Our search is not limited to a full time or part time candidate. We are confident God will lead the ideal candidate to St. Thomas and we are prepared to compensate the right person, commensurate with their experience and personal life requirements.

The ideal candidate must be a skilled preacher and teacher who enjoys pastoring to a multigenerational congregation in the Anglican tradition.

St. Thomas currently employs a 30-hour Parish Administrator, a part time Youth Leader, a Sunday morning Worship Leader, and a pianist. The new Rector will have the opportunity to hire a new Worship Leader as ours would prefer to retire. A volunteer organist plays most Sundays and 2 volunteer Sunday School teachers lead our youth program. We currently have a part time Associate Rector who moved into the Priest-in-Charge position when our current part time Rector retired in January. He has committed to stay until August, 2022. He is willing to transition a new Rector but is prepared to step down when a new Rector is called.

We have two retired Anglican Priests as members of our congregation who regularly attend services. One, a church scholar, regularly teaches Adult Education classes and occasionally will lead worship in an emergency.

Candidates interested in the position may request our Parish Profile, 5-year Strategic Plan, a typical Sunday worship bulletin, and our 70th Anniversary History publication by emailing: admin@SaintThomasAnglican.org. You may also email a resume to the same address if you feel called to lead St. Thomas.

Candidates must be approved by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and clear all background checks.

PRAYER TO CALL A NEW RECTOR TO ST THOMAS

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall call the next Rector for St. Thomas, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will preach the Gospel, care for your people, equip us for ministry, and lead us forth in fulfillment of the Great Commission; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen