Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Open Clergy Positions


Transitions in the Diocese of Rochester

The Diocese of Rochester welcomes you! Our Diocese has parishes in a variety of settings and contexts. The Diocese has 51 parishes and missions, and a wide array of ministries. The geography of our Diocese is gorgeous: we benefit from the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and gorgeous natural areas. Additionally, Monroe County and the city of Rochester boast a wealth of educational, cultural, sporting and lifestyle opportunities. See these links for more information on the region:

  Finger Lakes Region, NY Official Guide

 Living Here | What's It Like Moving to Rochester, NY? | GRE


For additional information about the Diocese, or any of our opportunities, please contact:

The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith Dean of Transitions




Accepting Names:

  • St. John's, Honeoye Falls.  Full-time rector.

Current openings:

  • Full-time call --Watkins Glen and Catharine together. This position is for someone with church planting skills and a love of lakeside towns and rural life.  Housing is not provided.

St. John’s Church, Catharine   Mission video

St. James’ Church, Watkins Glen

  • Full-time call, with housing, for rector of three congregations:

St. Paul’s Church, Angelica

Christ Church, Cuba

St. John’s, Wellsville

  • Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Missioner to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing—Full time.  Video