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Employer: St. Michael and All Angels City (Sonora, CA)


Closes: When position is filled


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Job Summary: 19632 Mono Way, East Sonora, CA 95370 Location: five miles outside of downtown Sonora (more info on the city of Sonora HERE) and within the Yosemite Deanery of the Diocese of San Joaquin.  Sonora has a population of ~5,000 people, but the surrounding Tuolumne County has a population of ~ ~55,000. More city demographics can be found HERE. St. Michael and all Angels is a mission of the Diocese of San Joaquin (, which is comprised of 37 congregations in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Eric Vawter Menees is the Vth Bishop of San Joaquin, succeeding the Rt. Rev. John- David Schofield in 2011. The Diocese of San Joaquin was the first diocese to leave the Episcopal Church, as a whole diocese, after two consecutive votes of Convention, with over 90% voting in favor of leaving the Episcopal Church. These votes took place in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the Episcopal Church sued the Bishop and the Diocese. After five years of working its way through the courts, the trial began on January 6, 2014, and while the judgment came down against us, the case is under appeal. The lawsuit has frozen the assets of the diocese, but upon release they will be available again for ministry support to missions, both domestic and foreign.  A little history…  The original St. Michael and All Angels Mission was founded in the early 1900s, but was short lived. In 1979, the vestry at St. James – Sonora, voted to resurrect St. Michaels. New land and a building had to be acquired, and in August of 1983 – just six months after having been formally accepted as a Mission of the Diocese, the first services were held in what is still their present home.  In the summer of 2013, after the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin was compelled to hand over the Historic Red Church of St. James in Sonora to The Episcopal Church, USA, the Anglican congregation there was welcomed into the family at St. Michael’s.  Facts about St. Michael and All Angels This is a part-time position ASA in 2017 was 20 2017 total membership was 36 2017 14 pledges for a total of $31,752 2017 total operating income was $38,721 2018 Projected Income of $38,000 Physical Plant (Click HERE for pictures) There is a “bird’s eye view” of the property HERE and a “street view” HERE. Ministries of St. Michael and All Angels: In-reach: a card ministry run by a parishioner, sending cards to everyone on birthdays, anniversaries, upon hearing of illness, and other special occasions Outreach: Inter-Faith Ministries: including board membership and contributions of food-stuffs and more Foothill Pregnancy Center: also including board membership Support of an orphanage in Uganda, sponsored by International Christian Ministries   Desire for Future Ministry: Looking for someone who can help assess the parishioners’ strengths, and who – through the guidance of the Holy Spirit – can help to cast a vision of the direction the Lord’s ministry should take at St. Michael and All Angels   Expressed qualities for the new Vicar:  Strong biblical preacher & teacher Strong pastor, willing to make regular hospital & home visits Strong leader, willing to be active in the church and the community Strong developer and supporter of lay ministries, willing and able to hand off ministry responsibilities Capable administrator   Anyone interested in applying to a position at a Congregation in the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin should contact the Diocesan Office at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 559-244-4828. Applicants must send in:  The application available from the Diocesan Office, including the Spiritual Autobiography referenced therein (contact us to get a copy of this). A cover letter stating why you think you would be a good candidate for this position. A resume (no more than two pages). Three personal references who are able to speak to your love of Jesus and your ministry skills. The name and contact information for your bishop. Also briefly answer the following questions: What is your understanding of being a member of the clergy in charge of a congregation? What are your expectations from the members of the congregation, and how can the Diocese and the congregation work to accomplish them together? What spiritual gifts and skills can you bring to the congregation that will help them to grow in our spiritual and common life? How would you propose to attract, nurture, and retain families with youth? ​
Job Closes: When position is filled

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