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Christ Cathedral/Diocese of Western Kansas



Christ Cathedral, in the Diocese of Western Kansas, is creating a three-year curacy program for a newly ordained priest or transitional deacon.  Working in close collaboration with the Dean, the Curate will be responsible for sharing in the overall ministry of the cathedral for worship, formation, pastoral care, and administrative leadership.

This position will offer a unique opportunity to prepare for further ministry by providing significant experience in parish ministry and exposure to the ministry of Saint Francis Community Services (   Saint Francis is a large, faith-based social service organization headquartered in Salina, Kansas where the cathedral is located. Saint Francis provides a variety of services to children and families in five states and in El Salvador and Honduras.

Christ Cathedral and Saint Francis have maintained a relationship for many years, clergy from Saint Francis serve regularly at the cathedral, and the Dean is the President of The Saint Francis Foundation (  There will an ongoing opportunity to work with the executive leadership, clergy, and other employees of Saint Francis to gain experience in areas of administration, finance, chaplaincy, major gift fund raising, marketing, etc.

Salina is a vibrant community of 50,000 in central Kansas and the cathedral is located in the downtown area which is currently being revitalized as part of an extensive public/private initiative. Adjacent to the cathedral is Ashby House, a program that provides a variety of services to homeless families, and is named after the seventh bishop of Western Kansas.  The cathedral also has a relationship with St. John’s Military School which uses the cathedral for various services and events throughout the year.  Cadets from the school regularly serve as acolytes.

Currently, the cathedral has two weekend services (Holy Eucharist, Rite II) and a mid-week service on Wednesday afternoon (Holy Eucharist Rite II with prayers for healing).  The average Sunday attendance is 100.  Additionally, data is compiled and reported that reflects the “average weekly impact” that includes the several hundred who participate in and are part of the various ministries of the cathedral on a monthly basis.




Principal Functions


Terms of Employment

-Full-time position for a period of three years

-Compensation: cash salary/housing allowance and automobile allowance totaling: $64,000 plus SECA reimbursement

-Benefits: Church pension, health, dental and life insurance, four weeks of vacation, continuing education allowance, and reimbursement for ministry expenses


Please send resume or make inquiries about this opportunity to:


The Very Rev. David Hodges


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