Clergy Transition Ministry

The diocesan Transition Ministry Office coordinates the clergy transition process for congregations within the diocese, keeping in close contact with congregational leadership teams and final candidates for positions, and deploying human, financial and programmatic resources as needed. It oversees the administrative process for clergy entering or leaving work in the diocese, including oversight of the background check and clergy licensing processes, the production and retention of Covenant of Ministry documents, also known as Letters of Agreement, and the exit interview process for departing and retiring clergy.

This office also interfaces with the Episcopal Church and with transition ministers from Province I (the seven dioceses of New England) and around the country and beyond such that the diocese provides proper advocacy for clergy and congregations in search and communication with other dioceses seeking clergy. It coordinates with the Office for Ordained Vocations in order to assist candidates for ordination as they seek positions upon their ordinations.

Ntagengwa Jean Baptiste

On this page, you will find open clergy positions, recent calls and stages where churches are into their search process. For more information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, Director of Transition Ministry, at 617-482-4826, ext. 400 or jbntagengwa@diomass.org.

Clergy are encouraged to send their applications directly to the contact person at the specific church (usually the search committee chair). Many profiles and contact information can be found on the congregations' Web sites.

Other Clergy Positions

These are non-rector positions which require licensed clergy. Position, location and contact person are shown.

Position
Town
Employer
FT/PT
Contact E-Mail
Clergy Associate Barnstable St. Mary's Church and First Lutheran Church Full time Rev. Dr. Libby Gibson rector@stmarys-church.org
Assitant Rector Hingham St. John's Church Full time The Rev. Tim Schenck, Rector frtim@stjohns-hingham.org
Minister North Andover Brooks School Part time Beth McNeff, Director of HR bmcneff@brooksschool.org

Clergy Licensing Guidelines

In accordance with Episcopal Church canons, the Diocese of Massachusetts requires that all deacons (transitional or vocational) and priests wishing to officiate in this diocese must be licensed. This document contains revised guidelines for obtaining a license.

Attachment(s)

Letters of Agreement

These Covenants of Ministry (Letters of Agreement), for use by congregations with newly called/appointed clergy, are customizable models that contain recommended provisions to strengthen the clergy-congregation relationship and clarify practical arrangements.