Rector, Scottsdale, AZ

The Church of the Nativity is a 13-year-old parish in north Scottsdale, a fast-growing, predominantly residential area in one of the economically and educationally strongest areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

We are seeking a rector to succeed our founding rector. We are currently served by a strong and inspirational interim rector who has shepherded our congregation and provided wise and caring leadership while we seek a permanent pastor.

Nativity is a program-sized strong, stable, vibrant ,and debt-free parish. We are in a beautiful contemporary office campus, with the 11th-largest parish budget in the Diocese of Arizona. We have a strong commitment to mission outreach. We partner with parishes in Mexico, a predominantly Latino parish in West Phoenix, on the Navajo Nation, and projects in Honduras and Jerusalem. We also contribute manpower and financial resources to charitable projects in the Phoenix metro area.

We welcome all people into our community of worship and practice, and we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and welcoming spirit Our liturgical style blends tradition and innovation and we have thriving programs of Sunday School, bible study, youth and adult education. In addition to a strong music program, we sponsor a widely-publicized “Arts at Nativity” concert series that exposes our church to the wider community.

We seek a rector who shares our commitment to inclusivity, social justice, outreach, stewardship and discipleship, the ability to minister to a wide range of ages, needs, and preferences, and who will serve as a model of our Mission of “Transforming Lives Through the Love of Jesus Christ.”


This is a full-time position.

Deadline for submitting an application is March 4, 2019.


The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair - Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Arizona

David Bolger, Search Committee Chair