Transition Ministry Update as of May 4, 2021

The congregations are listed alphabetically 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: The Reverend Canon Brian Jemmott at bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or at (609) 394-5281 ext. 21.

Congregations wishing to request a background check of a candidate should use this form.

Please contact Canon Jemmott 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.

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Recent Calls:

*St. David’s, Cranbury
The Reverend Amy S. Cornell called as Rector, effective June 1, 2021.

St Stephen & Barnabas, Florence

The Reverend Ryan Paetzold called as Priest-in-Charge, effective March 1, 2021.

St. Elizabeth’s, Elizabeth

The Reverend Robin Pierre called as Assistant Priest, and Missioner for Haitian Ministry, effective March 1, 2021.

St. Alban’s, New Brunswick

The Reverend Sharon L. Sutton called as Priest-in-Charge, effective February 1, 2021.

*St. Uriel’s, Sea Girt

The Reverend Dr. John D. Alexander called as Interim Priest, effective March 1, 2021

*Christ Church, Toms River

The Reverend Lisa Ann Hoffman called as Rector, effective April 15, 2021.

Receiving Names for Priest-in Charge:

None

No Longer Receiving Names for Priest-in-Charge

*Christ the King, Willingboro

Call of Priest-in-Charge, awaiting Letter of Agreement

No Longer Receiving Names for Rector

none

Receiving Names for Rector:

*All Saints, Bay Head
Discernment Committee reviewing candidate materials

Not Yet Receiving Names for Rector

*Good Shepherd, Pitman

Readiness Assessment held, December 1, 2020. Town Hall Meeting held on January 14. Discernment Committee formed and working with Transition Consultant.

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

None

Not Yet Receiving Names for Priest-in-Charge:

St. Uriel’s, Sea Girt

Initial Transition Meeting held, November 24. Readiness Assessment conducted on December 21, 2020. Town Hall Meeting to be scheduled. Interim Priest called, effective March 1, 2021.

*St. Stephen’s Church, Beverly and St. Stephen’s Church, Riverside
Discernment Committee formed. Congregations working with Transition Consultant 

*Christ Church, Riverton
Discernment Process being re-opened.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Tuckerton and St. Stephen’s Church, Waretown

*Discernment Committee formed and working with Transition Consultant.

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.

*Holy Family Church, Laurel Springs

Affiliation, working out the details of calling a Priest-in-Charge.

*St. Mary’s Church, Haddon Heights

Wardens and Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

St. James’ Church, Paulsboro

Congregation using supply clergy. Vestry in consultation with Bishop’s Office.

Trinity Church, Vincentown

The Rev. Robert Legnani serving as extended supply