Transition Updates and Clergy Calls for September

Responding to Calls

If you are interested in submitting your name for consideration or interested in further conversation about any congregations that are receiving names please send you OTM profile, resume, completion of the clergy questionnaire, and letter of interest addressed to the congregation to:

The Rev Cn. Joanne Izzo
Interim Canon to the Ordinary and Transition Officer
(609) 460-5408

Congregations Looking for a Priest in Charge

If you may be interested or know of a clergy colleague who might be a good fit please contact Cn. Joanne Izzo

The affiliation of Grace, Pemberton/St. Martin’s in the Field, Lumberton is seeking a full-time priest in charge. They are two loving congregations that share one heart as disciples in Christ Jesus. Their locations provide the best of both worlds. They are located in a rural area with all the pleasures of town life and country charm of farms and yet are about 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. There is a rectory located on the property of St Martin’s.

St. John the Baptist in Linden is one of our more racially diverse congregations in the diocese. They are seeking a priest in charge. They launched a thrift store during covid to meet the needs of the surrounding community. There is a spacious rectory with a fence that separates the property from the church. The church is in excellent condition. The local middle school is directly across the street. They are a short distance from NYC.

INTERIMS NEEDED! There is a need for qualified interims in the diocese. If you may be interested in serving as an interim but do not have the training, Bishop French has indicated that the diocese will pay the cost of training. If you have further questions please contact Bishop French.

Receiving names

Until October 10: St. Barnabas Monmouth Junction/St Francis, Dunellen  Full-time Priest in charge, 3 year LOA with option to renew. Full family health. This new affiliation of two very energetic congregations with much in common have joined forces. Both are loving and welcoming communities  who have a passion for social justice.

Until October 8: Grace Church in Haddonfield  Full-time Rector. Rectory provided and non-negotiable. Full family health. With a long history of faithful ministry in Camden County, the congregation is eager to expand its ministry activities within Haddonfield and surrounding towns. Living in the rectory is required and considered central to establishing rapport and relationships within the local community. The possibilities for ministry within the community are numerous.

Until Oct 11: St Matthew’s Pennington Full-time Priest in charge to Rector, housing optional. Full family health. They are an energetic congregation of movers and shakers with a strong sense of mission within the local community, New Jersey, and beyond. St. Matthew’s focuses on spiritual development of every member of the community.

New Calls


Seeking Interim

Holy Apostles, Yardville

Holy Trinity, South River 

In Discernment

St. John’s, Salem

St. George’s, Pennsville

Affiliations in Process; MOU Pending Approval of Bishop

St. Bernard’s in Bernardsville and St. John on the Mountain, Bernardsville