Associate Rector

Position Description

The associate rector works in partnership with the rector in all areas of ordained ministry in the parish and supporting the vision, mission and core values of the congregation. The associate rector coordinates the Christian formation program and many Parish Life events. He or she works with the rector and lay leaders to develop new programs to engage the congregation and community. In addition, administrative responsibilities include website and social media oversight and representing the parish in the greater community and the Episcopal Church.


The associate rector must adhere to all personnel, parish, and Diocesan policies and must be able to work collaboratively, professionally, and confidentially. Serving at the pleasure of and under the direct supervision of the rector, the associate rector has the following key responsibilities:

Pastoral Presence

  • Serve Trinity Parish in all areas of ordained ministry in collaboration with rector
  • Plan liturgy, preach, and presiding
  • Provide a full range of pastoral support to parishioners, family members, and those in need
  • Attend important events in the lives of parishioners
  • Plan baptisms, confirmation, primero communion, and quinceaneras
  • Plan/conduct funerals and weddings
  • Provide pre-marital counseling
  • Participate in Wilmington community activities related to Trinity's mission

Parish Life

  • Support fellowship initiatives (e.g., parish celebrations, women's' group dinner, men's group dinner)
  • Be available and in relationship with people (e.g., meet, call, attend activities)
  • Coordinate new member incorporation (e.g., teach newcomer's class, work with welcoming and hospitality groups)

Christian Formation

  • Nurture and initiate Adult Formation efforts and programs (e.g., Advent and Lenten programming, Beer and Bible, Evening Prayer Walk)
  • Oversee Sunday School education program
  • Lead and assist with youth group; guide new youth formation coordinator
  • Read for continuing education and parish education
  • Attend various colleague/clergy groups for idea exchange/generation


  • Attend staff, vestry, and executive committee meetings
  • Direct social media and web presence
  • Write newspaper, bulletin, and website communications
  • Assist with stewardship efforts
  • Oversee program budgets related to key accountability areas


  • Ordained minister of Episcopal Church or graduating seminarian in good standing with M. Div. degree
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • Experience with website and social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to preside in both English and Spanish
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