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Clergy Openings

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis offers prospective lay and clergy staff an opportunity to pursue their ministries in a supportive and collegial community of faith. We encourage you to explore the callings listed below.

Among other benefits, the Diocese of Indianapolis’ Pathways to Vitality initiative offers a Seminary Debt Assistance Program. “As a seminary grad, working in IndyDio has cut my loan repayment time by almost 70%,” says the Rev. Ben Wyatt. “Pathways assistance cut my debt repayment time from 10 years to just over 3 years.”

Diocese of Indianapolis Clergy Compensation

To learn more about clergy transitions in the Diocese of Indianapolis, visit our transition ministry page.

To learn more about positions open in the Diocese of Indianapolis, to request a list of clergy/diocesan expectations, a sample Letter of Agreement, or if your clergy person is retiring or moving to a new position contact Jennifer Phelps.

All applications must be received by the deadlines stated on this website to be considered.

The Diocese of Indianapolis expects that all parties in the search process will respect confidentiality. Congregations are not to make public the names of those being considered. Applicants and Candidates for positions are not to make public the church where they are applying or interviewing. This includes, but is not limited to, social media.


Congregational Open Positions

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Albany Full-Time Rector

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s, located in a historic town across the river from Louisville, KY, seeks a dynamic leader who will help to honor our traditions while also pushing us to be an innovative church who meets the needs of today’s people and today’s world. We are searching for a priest who will help us grow spiritually, promote justice, and deepen our connection to God.

Priests interested in entering into mutual discernment, please email a letter of interest, resume, and OTM portfolio to Transition Minister Jennifer Phelps at phelps@indydio.org by November 29, 2021.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Columbus Full-Time Priest-in-Charge

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s pastoral sized parish/family works to spread the good news of Christ to a growing and diverse population in Columbus and the surrounding communities. Our building, with an addition and renovation by world class architect Thomas Beeby, is nestled in a neighborhood surrounded by four schools. St. Paul’s architectural legacy mirrors Columbus’s commitment to world-class, modern architecture. Situated in a vibrant southern Indiana community with easy commutes to the urban areas of Indianapolis, Indiana; Bloomington, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati, Ohio; the potential for growth and service is outstanding. We invite you to consider joining us as a Priest-in-charge on our journey toward understanding and accomplishing God’s will. As a congregation, we are financially sound, committed to worship, growth, outreach and the prayerful and joyful spirit of God in our everyday lives.

Priests interested in discerning the possibility of serving in this role, please email a letter of interest, resume, and OTM portfolio to Transition Minister Jennifer Phelps at phelps@indydio.org.

St. John's Episcopal Church, Bedford Part-Time Priest-in-Charge

St. John’s is a small parish with a family feel located in beautiful Lawrence County located just 30 minutes south of Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. They enjoy many annual lay-lead events that engage with the community. During COVID, the parish has seen the benefit of online services and look forward to continuing that in some form when in-person services resume. They are a congregation that actively leads different initiatives and are seeking a priest that can lead and guide them spiritually to continue to serve their community. To learn more about St. John’s, please check out the parish profile which may be found here.

To enter discernment with St. John’s, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in St. John’s, your current OTM profile, and resume to:

Jennifer Phelps
Transition Minister
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
phelps@indydio.org

Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis Canon and Senior Associate

Do you have the gifts of organization, evangelism, and connection? Are you seeking to be a part of a diverse, fun staff team and congregation that truly enjoys collaboration and is joyful in all we do? Want to live in an affordable midwest city that Time magazine recently named one of the World’s Greatest Places 2021? Christ Church Cathedral is a growing, vibrant church in the heart of a revitalizing downtown Indianapolis, surrounded by many millennials and empty nesters moving into the neighborhood and with whom we want to make a connection.We seek a Canon and Senior Associate with at least 3-5 years of ordained ministry experience who will oversee day-to-day programmatic operations: leading daily check-ins, overseeing project and program progress, and working with our lay leaders to ensure seamless integration of our mission and ministry with our daily practices. Our Canon and Senior Associate will also work with the Dean and the Canon for the Circle to develop and implement a strategy and ministry programs to make meaningful connections with our many new neighbors who are moving into and living in downtown Indianapolis.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2021, and we seek to have our new Canon in place by March 1, 2022.  Priests interested in discerning the possibility of serving in this role, please email a letter of interest, resume, and OTM portfolio to Diocese of Indianapolis Transition Minister Jennifer Phelps at 

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