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Employment Opportunities

St. George’s in Bismarck is in search of their next full-time rector.  They are looking for an organized and passionate leader who is open to effectively managing a congregation in collaboration with part-time professional staff and many volunteer leaders and maintaining and improving worship through sermons that meet them where they are and challenge them to action, with a deep understanding of the importance of music in worship. Bismarck has many outdoor activities, highly rated schools, and incredible cultural opportunities. St. George’s values outreach in the community and education in the congregation. A parish profile is available at Their OTM portfolio is available here. Click here to watch a video about Bismarck! For more information, please contact the Rev. Steve Godfrey at or 515-450-9858. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and OTM portfolio to Rev. Godfrey by February 29, 2024.

Missioner for Youth, Young Adults, and Congregational Ministry Development (Fort Totten/Devils Lake, North Dakota)

The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota is encompassed by the traditional tribal homelands for the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people and encompasses the state of North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. As part of a New Season of Ministry adopted by the 2023 Diocesan Convention, the Diocese seeks to call a full-time priest to join our circle of leadership, to serve as priest in charge of St. Thomas, Fort Totten, on the Spirit Lake Nation; develop youth and young adult ministry throughout the diocese; and provide some sacramental, pastoral, administrative, and congregational development ministry in small congregations.

St. Thomas seeks to grow again by focusing on youth and young adults and the development of local leadership. They need sacramental, pastoral, and administrative support; mentoring; and community and ecumenical networking and development. Congregations throughout the diocese seek to develop ministries relevant to youth and young adults today; to build partnerships with campus, ecumenical, tribal, and community leaders; and mentoring and supervision for local ministries. The diocese seeks another priest to provide sacramental leadership and ministry development and encouragement in small churches primarily led by lay people and deacons.

This position requires an innovative, flexible, community organizer/asset-based community developer,  with experience with life and ministry in Indigenous/Native American contexts, or the ability to listen, learn, and adapt; and with developing leadership for effective youth and young adult ministry in rural, small town, suburban, and urban contexts; capacity for sacramental, pastoral, and administrative ministry in collaboration with local leaders in very small contexts; ability both to thrive in relative isolation and to connect and collaborate with other leaders through use of technology, travel, and perseverance; a good driving record and vehicle and willingness to drive long distances (costs reimbursed), often in harsh conditions, and to pivot to accommodate closures. Winter sport opportunities abound, and summer days are gloriously long and relatively mild.

A complete position description is available here.

Salary according to diocesan guidelines posted at Benefits include 100% family health insurance coverage, 2 weeks continuing education annually with funding, and one month of annual vacation, including 5 Sundays. This position is funded through Dec. 31, 2026, with longer-term potential.

Email the Rev. Steve Godfrey, to inquire or apply with cover letter, resume, and OTM portfolio.


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