For Clergy: Why consider serving in
the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma?
Diocese of Oklahoma is an exciting place to follow Jesus, with many
opportunities to use your gifts to help God change lives in the love of Christ.
We have a supportive Bishop and diocesan staff, and we have significant
financial resources committed to encouraging creative and innovative ministries
and removing obstacles to following Jesus. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and
responding to the call of Jesus, we aim to be the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus
Movement in Oklahoma.
We are always
looking for clergy who are Christ-centered, energetic leaders who want to
advance the Jesus Movement in Oklahoma—through outward-focused ministries,
relational evangelism, community engagement, and building healthy, vital
congregations that embody Christ-like love. As a diocese, our faith and
practice are grounded in the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom, and shaped by our
Episcopalians come from diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and
perspectives. We are united by our love for Jesus and our desire to follow his
ways and build life-giving communities of faith, where all sorts and conditions
of people are welcomed and encouraged to grow spiritually. We are looking for faithful,
visionary clergy who will partner with our lay leadership to do great things
is blessed with many committed and gifted lay leaders, and we also enjoy an
exceptionally high degree of collegiality and collaboration among our clergy. We
like being together and see each other as partners in a shared mission. The people
of Oklahoma are known for their generosity, honesty, welcoming attitude, and
Some of this
spirit came to national attention in the overwhelming response of many
Oklahomans, rooted for many in their deep Christian faith, to the bombing of
the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Many of our
congregations, especially but not exclusively in the Oklahoma City area,
include survivors and first responders and those who helped demonstrate the
exceptional generosity and resilience of the people who call Oklahoma our home.
People from all walks of life came together to bury the dead, care for one
another, and, ultimately, rebuild a stronger community. Today, the virtues of
service, honor, and kindness are celebrated as “the Oklahoma Standard,” to
which many local businesses and organizations pledge themselves. Click here to read more about the Oklahoma Standard.
experiencing both spiritual and numerical growth. If you are the type of priest
who is excited by the adventure of following Jesus with some of the best people
in the world and changing lives with the Good News of his love, we would love
to talk to you about opportunities for ministry here in Oklahoma.
Trinity Church in TulsaStatus: Receiving names until March 15th. Profile available here.
St. Paul’s Cathedral in
Oklahoma City Status: Priest-in-charge in place; self-study
and profile work have not yet begun
All Saints’ in McAlesterStatus: Receiving names; profile available here.
Church in Ponca CityStatus: Revising profile and forming search committee, should be receiving names soon
candidates should submit a resume, OTM portfolio, and cover letter to Canon
Bill Carroll via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Diane Ellsworth email@example.com. If the congregation is not yet
receiving names, we will keep the application materials on file.
If you have
any questions, please contact Canon for Clergy Transitions & Congregational
Life, The Rev. Canon Dr. Bill Carroll, directly via email at CanonBill@epiok.org or via phone at: (405) 232-4820.
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102