Transition Ministry

We welcome your interest and inquiries about vacancies in the Diocese. All inquiries about vacancies should be directed to the Reverend Canon Mark Evans, Canon to the Ordinary.

When there is a vacancy within the Diocese of Springfield a file is created for interested applicants. Interested applicants will send their personal OTM and resume to the Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Canon Mark Evans by email ( The Office of the Bishop will review applications and proceed with the appropriate communications.”




Emmanuel-Memorial Episcopal Church

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Position: Full-time Rector

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Emmanuel Memorial-Champaign, Illinois, a vibrant and long-respected parish, is seeking a welcoming spiritual leader who will invite all ages to experience the love of Jesus, is committed to outreach, and can work collaboratively with clergy, staff and laity. We prefer a priest who brings at least 5-8 years of experience as a rector or assistant rector and possesses personnel management, teaching, budgetary and strategic planning skills and embraces the beauty of worship and liturgy. We are looking for a rector who has an appreciation of a strong music program and who enjoys and encourages fellowship and fun.

The twin cities of Champaign-Urbana in east central Illinois are nearly always listed as one of the top ten places to live in Illinois. We are conveniently located on interstates leading to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. The highly ranked University of Illinois is located in UrbanaChampaign and both cities have award-winning park districts, and strong public and private schools. We also have highly recognized health centers, a variety of restaurants offering an array of diverse local and international cuisines, and a number of cultural, entertainment, and sports venues.

Our church, known by many as “the church with the red doors”, is located in downtown Champaign and was designed by Ralph Adams Cram. The property includes a Great Hall and an adjacent two-story building with offices, classrooms and meeting spaces. Another wing, formerly a rectory, was badly-damaged in a fire five years ago, is now completely restored with the space rented to a social service agency that focuses on helping families recover from trauma. Please note that more information can be found in the link to the parish profile.



St. Andrews Episcopal Church – Edwardsville

Location: Edwardsville, Illinois

Position: Full-time Rector

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St. Andrews, located in Edwardsville, IL, is seeking a full-time rector. We hold two services on Sunday including an 8 AM Rite I service and a 10 AM Rite II service. Each service faithfully uses the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. One of St. Andrew’s ministries includes a vibrant music program that utilizes its choir and organ master. They hold Sunday School between services for both children and adults.  

Edwardsville is a larger town with a population of 25,000 located about 30 minutes away from St. Louis, MO. Edwardsville is home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville which brings a larger college-age population with events at the university and attractions including their nature preserve. The school system in Edwardsville consists of a number of elementary and junior high schools and an impressive high school.