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Transition Ministry Updates

Transition Ministry Update as of May 15, 2022

The congregations are listed by place, with the name of the church preceding the town, city, or village.

An asterisk (*) indicates a change in status since the last report.

Church websites are independently managed and maintained.

For questions or comments on those websites, please contact the church directly.

For clergy looking to apply for open positions under the “Receiving Names” categories, please respond to this questionnaire and email Rhonda Jackson or call (609) 394-5281 ext. 42.

Please contact Rhonda with questions about the below listings or for assistance.

To check open positions across the Episcopal Church log onto the OTM Database or visit their website.

Congregations in the Transition Process as of December 15, 2021

Congregations are listed by place, with the name of the church preceding the town, city, or village.

An asterisk (*) indicates a change in status since the last report.

Church websites are independently managed and maintained. For questions or comments on those websites, please contact the church directly.

For clergy looking to apply for open positions under the “Receiving Names” categories, please respond to this questionnaire and contact: Rhonda Jackson at rjackson@dioceseofnj.org or at (609) 394-5281 ext. 42. Please contact Rhonda with questions about the below listings or for assistance.

For open positions across the Episcopal Church log onto the OTM Database or visit their website.

Recent Calls

*Good Shepherd, Pitman
The Reverend Andrew Reinholz called as Rector, effective March 20, 2022.

St. James’, Long Branch
The Reverend Arian Wharff called as Priest-in-Charge of St. James’ Long Branch and as Priest Associate for Hispanic Ministry of Holy Trinity South River, effective April 1, 2022.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Tuckerton and St. Stephen’s Church, Waretown
The Reverend Dr Chip Graves and The Reverend Lisa Graves called as Priest-in-Charge, effective April 10, 2022.

St. Uriel’s, Sea Girt
The Reverend Jesse Lassiter called as Rector, effective July 1, 2022.

St. Stephen’s Church, Beverly and St. Stephen’s Church, Riverside
The Reverend Shelton Radix called as Long-Term Supply Priest, effective July 3, 2022.

Receiving Names for Priest-in Charge

St Mary’s by the Sea, Point Pleasant Beach
Online materials posted, application deadline May 16, 2022.

Receiving Names for Curate/Associate Rector

*St. Georges by the River, Rumson
Posting application closed May 10, 2022. Rector reviewing applicants.

No Longer Receiving Names for Priest-in-Charge

Christ the King, Willingboro
Call of Priest-in-Charge, visa application in process.

Christ Church, Riverton
Vestry has elected a Priest-in-Charge, LOA being finalized.

St Michael’s, Trenton
Vestry has elected a Priest-in-Charge, LOA being finalized.

*Grace, Haddonfield
Discernment Committee coordinating 2nd interviews.

No Longer Receiving Names for Rector

None

Receiving Names for Rector

None

Not Yet Receiving Names for Rector

St Peter’s, Perth Amboy
Readiness Assessment held. Transition Consultant assigned. Interim Priest started November 1, 2021. Discernment process began January 2022. Town Hall held. Discernment Committee working with Transition Consultant. Congregation Conversation held. Discernment Committee developing Online materials.

Christ Church, Woodbury
Initial Transition meeting held. Readiness Assessment held. Interim Priest to start in June 2022.

All Saints, Princeton
Initial Transition meeting held.Readiness Assessment to be held. Interim candidate to be interviewed.

Not Yet Receiving Names for Rector/Priest-in-Charge

None

Not Yet Receiving Names for Priest-in-Charge

Trinity, Woodbridge  and St James, Edison
Congregations working with supply clergy. Wardens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Affiliate.  Transition Consultant has been assigned. Congregation Conversation scheduled for May 2022.

Future Course in Ministry under Discernment with Bishop’s Office

Church of the Good Shepherd, Berlin
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

St. Mary’s Church, Clementon
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

St Mary’s, Haddon Heights
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

*Calvary, Flemington
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office. Initial Transition Meeting held. Readiness Assessment held. Joint Vestry Meeting held. Town Hall held

*St Thomas, Alexandria
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.  Readiness Assessment held.  Joint Vestry Meeting held. Town Hall held.

*St Augustines, Atlantic City
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office. Joint Vestry Meeting held. Joint Town Hall scheduled.

*St Mary’s, Pleasantville
Congregation working with supply clergy. Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office. Joint Vestry Meeting held. Joint Town Hall scheduled.

St Barnabas, Monmouth Junction
Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

*St Thomas, Red Bank
Mark Van Sant scheduled to depart on May 22.  Initial Transition Meeting to be scheduled.