Transition ministry

Transition office in the Diocese of Southern Ohio

The Rev. Canon Jason Leo, Canon for Transitions and Congregational Vitality

Sherri Martin, Assistant Transitions Officer

Opportunities in the Diocese of Southern Ohio are posted below. To apply for any of these positions, please use this application form: We ask that you not contact the congregations or communities directly.

Congregations searching for full-time clergy

updated 02/21/20

  • Christ Church, Dayton

  • St. John's, Columbus

    St. John's, Columbus

    St. John’s Town Street, located in Columbus, Ohio, is an energetic parish with faithful and dedicated congregants.  We come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds as well as from across the Columbus area.  We have a rich history of connection to the Fanklinton neighborhood which is currently undergoing great transformation.

    We have an active tradition of service and outreach and are seeking a Priest-In-Charge, 30 hours/week, to lead us in this next chapter for our church.  This is an empowering position which will guide us in our efforts to live a Christ-centered life, encourage lay leadership, liturgical tradition and foster growth and development of our congregation.

    For more information regarding our congregation, please visit our website at

Congregations searching for part-time clergy

updated 08/06/19

  • Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster

    The Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster in Champaign County, Ohio seeks a half- to three-quarter time priest-in-charge for two active yet historical congregations. Our churches have worked together for two decades. Each congregation retains its individuality while sharing a priest, finances and similar outreach missions. Each congregation focuses on working with and giving back to our local communities to meet current needs. Situated between Columbus and Dayton, with Cincinnati just a bit farther south, our communities consist of rural backgrounds with quaint villages that offer excellent schools, restaurants and numerous nearby opportunities for social and cultural development.

    The Cluster seeks a collaborative leader who can not only guide our members through worship and spiritual growth, offering a thoughtful leadership, but who can also be an important and active part of our communities. Our priest should attend both congregational and Cluster functions as well as engage with other clergy in the county. We desire a priest who aims to listen as well as teach and who is excited to help us grow our presence in our communities, and welcome potential new members.

    The Cluster offers two services each Sunday morning as well as occasional joint services. We have an average total Sunday attendance of about 45 and operate on a joint budget. Please find further information at

Non-parochial positions

  • Director of Diocesan Youth Programs

    The Diocese of Southern Ohio is seeking a Director of Diocesan Youth Programs with a unique set of skills. We are in the process of reevaluating the Youth Program. We’re serious about showing Christ to the world outside the walls of the church, so a heart for transformation is a must. There will be a lot of startup work upfront but the end results have the potential to be truly amazing.

    The right individual will plan and coordinate additional diocesan events so those parishes who currently do not have a youth program. These events will become the “youth group” for those congregations. Additionally, the Youth Director will work with local parish leaders to connect with other parish youth leaders to form a youth community for regional youth programs. These youth programs will need to be developed and will need continuous time and attention.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • A resource to youth directors in the congregation without leaders
    • Develop a network of youth leaders in congregations
    • Create a community among the youth
    • Plan events and gatherings including:
      • Inner-city gatherings
      • Campus level including youth/young adult level.
    • From September to the first day of camp they would schedule, plan, organize, draw leadership together for diocesan youth events, quarterly, at a minimum.

    This person will be on the road almost every week of the year for church visits (25,000 miles) This position can be part-time or full-time employment. Compensation is negotiable. Interested? Contact the Rev. Canon Jason Leo at or use the application form:

Compensation guidelines