The Episcopal Church in Delaware is comprised of the state of Delaware, known affectionately as “The First State.” Established in 1785, ours is among the oldest dioceses in the country, and many of our colonial era parishes thrive to this day. While proud of our rich history, we are nevertheless convinced that our best days proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus Christ lie ahead. Our current priorities include reclaiming our Christian roots as evangelists, marked by an energetic diocesan-wide initiative just this year that planted Invite Welcome Connect in every parish.
We seek a Canon to the Ordinary who will serve as an energetic and faithful member of our diocesan Mission Support Team and as the bishop’s chief of staff. The canon will serve at the direct invitation of the bishop. The canon will have primary responsibility, with the bishop, for the joyful support of our clergy and their families; for inspiring a culture of vitality and renewal across all our parishes and ministries, and for teaching best practices for achieving these goals. The canon will also serve as the executive officer of our Mission Support Team.