Curate/Assistant Rector Search
Emmanuel has reopened our search for a recent seminary graduate (ideally an ordained Episcopal priest or transitional deacon) for what is intended to be a 3-year full-time position, beginning summer 2020. Learn more by downloading our ministry description below.
The Community We Serve
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church is located in the revitalized historic downtown of the city of Champaign, a stone's throw from cafes, restaurants, performance venues, a large city park, and both single-family and multi-unit housing. Champaign-Urbana is a Big 10 university town about 2 hours south of Chicago, and has lots to offer; people describing the environment to others sometimes call it "micro-urban." In August 2019 USA Today ranked us 16th on a national list of "40 places young people are moving." The cost of living here is low, and convenience is high, yet we have many amenities of a larger city.
Emmanuel is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, and we value our heritage of reverent Book of Common Prayer worship. The liturgical style is Anglo-Catholic, but in the pews piety, politics, and theology cover a wide range. A good overview of our style and our current activities can be gained on Facebook or Instagram.
We look forward to hearing from you!