St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church is located within the Episcopal Church in Delaware which was established in 1785. Delaware, known as “The First State” because it was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7, 1787, has a rich history. It is one of the Thirteen Original Colonies, founded in 1638 and settled by people from Sweden, Holland and England. Delaware is a state that has a mix of both agriculture, industry and banking and is home to the University of Delaware’s Fighting Blue Hens which is located less than 10 miles from St. Barnabas’. St. Barnabas’, like the Episcopal Church of Delaware seeks to include all.
Our church is in a suburban setting, located next to Brandywine Springs School and adjacent to Delcastle Recreational Park and Golf Course which is one of the many public parks in New Castle County. We are located in the Red Clay Consolidated School District. There are a variety of school options, public (which includes several Charter Schools) and private to choose from in our area. In addition to the New Castle County parks, there are many wonderful state parks that feature hiking, canoeing, and mountain bike riding all within a short drive of St. Barnabas’. There is plenty to do in the Wilmington area with museums and estates such as Wintertur Museum and Gardens and Hagley Museum and Library. Wilmington, Delaware is located on the I95 corridor and about an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and Baltimore.
We seek a full-time rector to join the parishioners of St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church as we serve our Lord, Jesus Christ. Together we desire a servant leader who appreciates the strength of our lay ministries and will work collaboratively to unite us with a common vision. Encouraged by a wide range of theological perspectives and callings among parishioners, we seek a rector who can guide us as we discern our spiritual gifts and put them into use. As a parish, our strength is in our faith and we look to find a rector comfortable teaching and willing to help us see beyond what we are able to see in ourselves.
Thank you for your interest in us. -The St. Barnabas’ Search Team: Beth Engler, Betsy Flanagan, Libby Green, John Grim, Bob Jefferson, Jordyn Kramer, Claudia Rodriguez, Chris Slocomb, Nick Sloman, Jay Strong, Mary Van House, and Leslie Walker