Missioner for Black Ministries

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Missioner for Black Ministries, Diocese of Southern Ohio

The Diocese of Southern Ohio is pleased to announce a new position recently created on the bishop’s staff. The Missioner for Black Ministries of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will work to connect historically Black congregations to each other and to resources for vitality of mission, to develop and support lay and ordained leadership, to assist in development of strategic planning processes, and to advocate for ministries and congregations that serve Black communities. As a member of the bishop’s staff based in Cincinnati, the Missioner will resource, equip, and support the four historically African-American congregations in the diocese, (St. Simon of Cyrene, Cincinnati; St. Andrew’s, Cincinnati; St. Margaret’s, Dayton; St. Philip’s, Columbus) and other key diocesan groups such as the Union of Black Episcopalians, the diocesan reparations taskforce, and the diocesan Becoming Beloved Community initiatives.

The successful candidate can expect a compensation package both appropriate to the cost of living in Cincinnati, Ohio, and commensurate among the senior staff reporting to the bishop. Interviewing is targeted for early September, and it is hoped that the finalist could start sometime before January 1.

See full job description here.

Apply for this position using the form below.

Clergy Application Form

Thank you for your interest in discerning a call to ministry in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Be advised that the information provided here will be forwarded to the parish Search Committee for review. Your application here is a matter of absolute confidentiality; we ask this of our search committees and need to expect it of all clergy who make application for a position in the diocese as well. This includes careful use of social media and relationships with people of any degree of separation. News travels in this beloved Church of ours, and breaks in confidentiality can derail a search process in which many have put a great deal of time effort already. It also includes maintaining confidentiality of your interest or involvement in discernment with a congregation even if you have withdrawn your name from consideration or the Search Committee has decided to discontinue further discernment with you. If you have questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Michael Spencer, Canon for Transitions and Congregational Ministry, at mspencer@diosohio.org or 800.582.1712.

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