Priest-in-Charge Position Description

A famous 6th century traveler, Saint Brendan took his community of monks on a voyage into the unknown to find the “Promised Land of the Saints.” A little over 30 years ago a group of adventurous Episcopalians, inspired by St. Brendan, planted a new church in Franklin Park, PA, a suburb outside of Pittsburgh, to establish an Episcopal presence north of the city and to continue the outreach work of St. Brendan.

Do you have this spirit of adventure and outreach?

The parishioners of St. Brendan’s are looking for a priest-in-charge who is inclusive. St. Brendan’s has a tradition of being open, accepting, and welcoming to all as testament to the teachings of Jesus. As a church known as the friendliest congregation in the Diocese, St. Brendan’s is looking for a priest-in-charge who is approachable to all and open to ministry ideas and dreams. St. Brendan’s parishioners are looking for an engaging preacher who can inspire in each of us the call of Christ to use our unique gifts and talents in the service of others and to live our daily lives according to the Scriptures. Spirituality is an essential part of the life of St. Brendan’s and we are seeking a priest-in-charge whose own spirituality will be a model for all and who will lead us on our journey of spiritual growth.



  • Lead worship, preach the Gospel, and administer the sacraments at regularly scheduled services and special services, providing parishioners and others the opportunity for spiritual growth and meaningful response to Christ’s love.

  • Provide for the pastoral care of parishioners, meeting grief, anxiety, or distress with Christian concern.

  • Encourage parishioners to recognize the needs of others and to respond to those needs with Christ-like compassion.

  • Oversee a Christian education program through which children, youth, and adults might learn the teachings of Jesus Christ, the content of the Faith, and its application to daily living.

  • Increase the depth and breadth of lay participation and leadership in worship, ministries, and the administration of the parish.

  • Work closely with the Vestry in establishing and managing the goals, priorities, and programs of the parish.

  • Participate in community and diocesan activities.


If you are looking for a community that seeks to serve God and support each other through worship and faith-in-action in an atmosphere of love, friendship, and compassion, we invite you to apply as our priest-in-charge and join us in the realization of the fullness of life, to grow in faith, and to make a difference in the community and the world.

This part-time position will be compensated in line with the diocesan policy for clergy compensation.

More details may be found in the national OTM database.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, sample sermons (video if possible)

and your own OTM Portfolio to


Application deadline is December 6, 2021