St. Philip's Episcopal Church

706 Byers Avenue, Joplin, Missouri 64801

Rector Search Page

Inquiries and Applications should be emailed to the Rev. Chas Marks, Missioner for Transitions at the Diocese of West Missouri –

Rector Search Timeline

The timeline is updated as new information becomes available. All dates are subject to change as the search process develops.

  • DATES with XXXX will be replaced with dates when sufficient data is available to schedule the action.
  • 10/25/2023 –  Rector Search Page added to Website
  • Oct. 25 to Nov. 16, 2023 – All active adult members are surveyed to provide good information to develop an accurate parish profile. Holy Cow Survey Link is emailed and hard copies are provided to those who need them.
  • Holy Cow survey completed, Vestry met with Transition Minister, Fr. Chas Marks, and Holy Cow consultant to review survey results. 
  • 11/22/2023 – Search Committee Application posted on Website, Emailed, and available in hard copy.
  • O1/21/2024 – Search Committee Applications due 11:30am.
  • 01/21/2024 Vestry meets with Diocesan Transition Missioner and selects Search Committee Members  
  • 01/24/2024 Search Committee Members announced after all applicants were informed of their status
  • Search Committee meets with Transition Missioner for orientation.
  • March/April – Parish Profile in process.
  • 05/01/2024Feast of St. Philip & St James – Parish Profile posted on Website and through other media to attract applications from prospective Rectors.
  • Search Committee will consider applicants and schedule initial meetings on ZOOM when sufficient applications have been received.