What You Need to Know About Serving in Hawai'i
Ordained ministry in Hawai‘i is a special call. Any location has its challenges, but serving in Hawai'i brings an additional set of advantages and tradeoffs that must be given serious consideration.
We inhabit islands in the middle of the Pacific in especially multicultural surroundings. Some congregations began to serve a particular ethnic group, but have since evolved to include a mix of people of, perhaps, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Samoan, Hawaiian, Filipino, Mexican, and European descent.
Though small - 35 Churches, 3 non-parochial schools, a camp, a prison ministry, and a regional houseless ministry - and rural, with miles of open spaces on five islands, we also reflect urban life. Approximately 80% of Hawai‘i’s Episcopalians live in the metro area of Honolulu.
Cost-of-living is a significant challenge for both the people of Hawai'i and those looking to relocate here. For those discerning a move to Hawai'i, please consider calculating your potential cost-of-living in Hawai'i relative to where you are living now using a tool such as the one at https://www.nerdwallet.com/cost-of-living-calculator.
For all inquiries about discerning ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i, unless the position specifies otherwise, please contact the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.
Visiting Clergy Program
A clergyperson (deacon, priest, or bishop) is given temporary permission to serve at a particular congregation for up to three months. The responsibility varies, but is typically just Sunday supply. See the page "Come Serve in Hawai‘i Short-Term" for additional information.
How to Apply: To apply for any Visiting Clergy opening, please see the Short-Term page for the required documents. If you have any questions regarding the Visiting Clergy program, please contact the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.
All applications and packets are received in the Diocesan Support Center.
Full-time School Chaplain Curacy (Two Years), housing provided
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Full-time Vicar position.
Status: Receiving names until June 30, 2023. Applicants should send Cover Letter, Resume, and OTM profile to the Rev. Cn. Alexander (Sandy) Graham (do not contact the congregation directly).