For Clergy: Why consider serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma?

Since 1837, the Episcopal Church in Oklahoma has attracted mission-minded clergy to new and satisfying engagements of the Gospel.  While we come from diverse backgrounds, we are united in proclaiming ourselves to be the Oklahoma branch of the Jesus Movement.  We are mindful of the deep and painful wake of our past, including the Trail of Tears as well as the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995.  Today, the virtues of service, honor, and kindness are celebrated as the "Oklahoma Standard" to which many local business and organizations have pledged themselves.  

We come to this time of Diocesan transition in good health -- spiritually, organizationally and financially.  As you consider the stewardship of your ordination vows, we invite you to discern with us.  Please take a look at the clergy openings that follow:

  • Receiving names - please feel free to respond.  All interested candidates should submit a resume, OTM portfolio, and cover letter to Diane Ellsworth at
            -Ponca City, Grace Church: Click here for their Profile
            -Norman, St. John's: Interim Rector:  Click Here for attendance and giving chart.  Click Here for demographics
            -OKC, St. Paul's Cathedral: Click Here for profile.  Click Here for ministry portfolio.
  • Not yet receiving names - contact Canon Durning with your questions.  Please DO NOT contact the parish at this time.

  • No longer receiving names - Contact Canon Durning with your questions.  You will be contacted should the process re-open.
            -Duncan, All Saint's
  • Completed Searches
            - All Saints, McAlester has called the Rev. Janie Koch to serve as Vicar
            - Lawton, St. Andrews: The Rev. Stephanie Jenkins, Rector-elect
            - Tulsa, St. Luke: The Rev. John Rule, Vicar
            - Tulsa, Trinity Church: The Rev. Dr. W. Lee Domenick, Rector-elect

If you have any questions, please contact the Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Canon Michael Durning, directly via email at or via phone at (405) 232-4820. 

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