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Our Search

God is stirring up something good here.

We've been preparing ourselves to call a new Rector to Christ Church, Shaker Heights. Our diverse gifts and experiences are assets, we need someone to help knit us together as one tapestry, pointing us toward Jesus and his way of love.

What if God is calling us to ministry together?

Who we are & what we hope for

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We are a friendly Episcopal church, committed to serving our community through worship, outreach, pastoral care, Christian education, and the arts.

What are we looking for in our future Rector? Someone who is Creative, Flexible, Compassionate, Grounded. We thrive with someone who will listen to us and bring out the best of who we are. Our diverse gifts and experiences are assets and we need someone to help knit us together as one tapestry, pointing us toward Jesus and his walk of love.

We need a motivator, administrator, and co-creator who can organize and provoke us to necessary action. We need a collaborative coach to help Christ Church thrive despite the challenges of an aging building, the national decline in church attendance, and declining volunteerism. Future leaders of our worshiping community need to be open to change. They need to be willing to engage with people who have different beliefs about what the church should be and should look like in the future. They also need to be skilled communicators who can connect with people from different backgrounds. A strong, projecting voice is a plus, as many of our parishioners have difficulty hearing softer voices in our large worship space, despite the use of audio enhancements. They need to have managerial skills, good business sense, a groundedness in human relations, and a generous spirit.

Interested candidates to reach out to The Rev. Jessie Gutgsell Dodson, Canon to the Ordinary at Jdodson@dohio.org.

We feel the urgent need to spread the Good News, and want to be the church our world needs. We need a leader who can help us recognize the tools God has already provided for our flourishing.

About
Shaker Heights

Since 1927, Christ Church has called Shaker Heights home. For 96 years we've been a spiritual home in the heart of our community. Follow the links below to learn more about what makes Shaker Heights, and the greater Cleveland area, a special place to put down roots.

 

The Van Aken Market District: A destination for unique retail, delicious eats, and family-friendly entertainment.
Shaker Heights: A city with historic architecture, magnificent tree-lined streets and parks, and well-supported, top-notch schools.
Wikipedia Shaker Heights: A comprehensive description of Shaker Heights as an inner-ring streetcar suburb of Cleveland.
Cleveland: A city where entrepreneurial grit meets genuine, hardworking people connected by traditions, opportunities, and progress.
Wikipedia Cleveland: A delightful exploration of the history, arts, culture, and lifestyle of a Green City on a Blue Lake.

Interested candidates to reach out to The Rev. Jessie Gutgsell Dodson,

Canon to the Ordinary at Jdodson@dohio.org.

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