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Rector Search Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Orinda and for exploring with us whether you are our next Rector. We are excited to get to know you and to discuss how our community and your ministry might grow together.

Please follow the application instructions outlined below:

1. To receive permission to apply, first contact the Diocese of California’s Canon for Transition Ministry, Canon Denise Obando, at Your request should be made well in advance of the application deadline. Once you have received an invitation and additional instructions from Denise, you are welcome to begin the application process. 

2) Your applications must include: 
i) A cover letter expressing why you feel called to St. Stephen’s Orinda
ii) An up-to-date copy of your resume
iii) Your OTM portfolio
iv) Links to two recorded sermons; video preferred. (Additional links to recordings of recent worship offerings are welcome.)

The deadline to submit your application is May 12th, 2023. 

All applications and communications with applicants will be confidential. The search committee will acknowledge receipt of your application, review it carefully, and keep you informed throughout the application process.

Thank you again for your interest in St. Stephen’s Orinda. Please click on the links below for additional information pertaining to the role.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Important Information


OTM Ministry Portfolio


Parish Profile


Search Committee Bios

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