Clergy Transition Ministry

The diocesan Transition Ministry Office (formerly known as Clergy Deployment) 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

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.

Initiating the process

Preparing profile

Other Clergy Positions

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

Contact E-Mail
Head Chaplain Greenfield, NH BCH Camp & Conference Center Part time John Koch
Assistant Rector Waban Church of the Good Shepherd Part time Rev. Jay Weldon
Curate-Assistant Lincoln St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Church Full time Peter Caswell, Chair

Clergy-optional Positions

The following positions may be of interest to clergy, although clerical status is not required.

No positions are currently open.

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.


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.