Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in St. Joseph and St. Augustine of Canterbury in Benton Harbor. We are sister parishes located less than three miles apart in Southwest Michigan.
As distinct but spiritually connected congregations, we are seeking a full-time priest to serve both of our communities. The core principle of both parishes is to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our families, neighborhoods, and worldwide community.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in our parishes and we strive to listen faithfully to how God is calling us to minister in our communities. While the pandemic disrupted settled patterns within our parishes, we emerged from it feeling hopeful about new possibilities. We are looking forward to a purposeful and meaningful present and future, serving our siblings in Christ wherever they may be. The rector who serves in this role will help us grow beyond traditional paradigms and assumptions of what it means to be The Church.
We invite you to explore our parish profiles, which will introduce you more fully to our two parishes and give you a strong sense of the values and ministries of each. We intend to remain distinct parishes but we already share some ministries and worship services. While we have begun to realize a partnership that enables us to more fully embrace our Beloved Community, we are faithfully seeking a rector who will join us as we walk this journey together.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact The Rev. Canon Tracie Little at the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan (email@example.com).