Positions for Clergy

To apply, email a copy of your resume, OTM Portfolio and a letter of intent to our Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz. Please contact her for any further information about the positions listed below.

Portfolios for congregations seeking clergy are available at website for The Episcopal Church from the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM). Our congregations do not have profiles, but use the OTM Portfolio along with their website to provide candidates with information about their life and ministry.

Parishes Receiving Names

  • None at this time

Parishes Discerning their Future

Information about diocesan policies:

2019 Compensation Guide and Individual Church’s Salary Grades

Retired Clergy

Rhode Island’s beach communities, villages and cities are attractive retirement choices for many clergy. The diocese works with retired clergy who wish to be engaged in ministry to match them with needs in the diocese. One popular option is for teams of two retired clergy to serve a small congregation enabling clergy to serve without worrying about taking time off for health reasons or to visit those endearing grandchildren! Many of our clergy and congregations welcome retired clergy to serve in a variety of capacities. Some retired clergy find service in nonprofits meaningful while others provide valuable assistance to a wide range of committees, commissions and diocesan programs and others serve as consultants or in volunteer adjunct diocesan staff roles. Bring your dreams for ministry and we’ll help you find a way to make them become reality!

Lay Employment

There are many careers in ministry that don’t require ordination. Are you called to one? Here’s a list of what is available throughout the Diocese of RI.

If your church has a job opening, submit it here .

Diocesan Listings

  • None at this time

Parish & Other Listings


Emmanuel Church, Newport: Music Director

Emmanuel Church, Newport Rhode Island is seeking a music director, to begin September 1 2019. This position is a 15 hour a week position that includes conducting an adult and young children’s choir as well as playing organ music at Sunday morning services and holy days. Candidates should have excellent keyboard and conducting skills. If you feel called to serve in this spiritual community please email a cover letter, a resume, 3 references and 3 samples of conducting and performance
to the Rector, The Rev’d Dr. Anita Louis Schell, rector@emmanuelnewport.org by May 1, 2019.