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Transition Ministry

For congregations in transition

The process for calling a new rector can be a challenging one, but the diocese provides guidance and resources. Transition minister Jennifer Phelps is the lead staff member for transitions, and you can reach her at 317-926-5454 or phelps@indydio.org. She has created or curated the detailed resources on this page.

The diocese provides a leave-taking guide for rectors, and it is helpful to congregational leaders to be familiar with this material as well.

For clergy seeking calls

Find open positions and an application guide. For inquiries or any correspondence concerning open positions, please contact Jennifer Phelps, transition minister, via email or 317-361-9464.

The Diocese of Indianapolis welcomes clergy who:

  • Serve as beacons of Christ in central and southern Indiana and beyond;
  • Offer a generous invitation and welcome;
  • Stand with the vulnerable and marginalized to transform systems of injustice;
  • Connect with other Episcopalians, ecumenical and interfaith partners, and advocacy groups;
  • Develop lay leaders and clergy to lead the church of today and tomorrow.

We offer:

  • Grant opportunities for innovative ministry projects
  • Medical coverage for clergy member and family
  • Clergy coaching
  • Free access to a certified financial planner
  • Opportunities to seek sabbatical grants
  • Pastoral care for clergy and families
  • Seminary loan repayment program
  • 403(b) savings plan match  

You can learn more about benefits, compensation and diocesan employment policies on the Compensation and Benefits page.

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