Transition Ministry Update as of November 14, 2019

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 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:

Receiving Names for Rector:

Receiving Names for Priest-in Charge:

  • *St. James’ Church, Bradley Beach and St. Michael the Archangel, Wall Congregations using supply clergy. Affiliation in process. Orientation of Discernment Committee and Vestries, conducted on March 14. Congregational Workshop conducted on April 7. Online resources posted, with a deadline of Deadline of December 2, 2019.
  • *Trinity Church, Asbury Park Congregation using supply clergy. Discernment Committee formed. Congregational Workshop conducted on March 31. Town Hall Meeting held on June 2. Online resources posted, with a deadline of November 4, 2019. Online resources posted, with a deadline of November 4, 2019. Discernment Committee is reviewing candidate materials.

Receiving Names for Interim: None

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

  • Christ Church, Toms River Town Hall held on September 26. Discernment Committee formed. Orientation of Vestry and Discernment Committee completed on March 10. Congregational Conversation conducted March 31. Preparing online materials for posting.

Not Yet Receiving Names for Priest-in-Charge:

Future Course in Ministry Under Discernment with Bishop’s Office: