Fr. David Haig is a bi-vocational priest who has served in the Diocese for the past year. As a trained actor and director, a professional singer, and for the past 27 years a business owner, a licensed builder, a husband and father and but, more importantly, a priest. He has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Cathy for the past 32 years. They have three "children", Ryan, 30, lives in Glens Falls, Jesse, 27, who is married and works in the family contracting company, and Shelly, 18, just graduated high school living at home.
Having had the privilege in founding a number theater companies over the years he has acted and produced modern material to classical theater, Shakespeare to Tom Stoppard, from Sophocles to Neil Simons. With theater as a strong artistic aesthetic in his life, the divine theater of the Eucharist became a central part of his theology. In 2000, he answered a call to begin the ordination process. Having been received into the process by the Bishop of Albany he attended Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Deacon Lynne Curtis has served as a deacon in the diocese for nearly 20 years while also working as a Hospice Social Worker. Deacon Lynne's commitment to comforting those in need is illustrated by her ministries such as serving on healing teams, facilitating greif support groups, helping to organize St. Luke's Prayer Shawl Ministry and visiting the home bound.
In addition to serving the parishioners of St. Luke's on the Hill, she currently serves in the Healing Team at the Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich as well as a wide variety of diocesan ministries including serving on the Standing Committee, Deacon Formation and teaching staff, and offering spiritual direction.
Additionally she is very active in both the Vacation Bible School and T.G.I.F ministries with youth in down town Mechanicville.
George Owad continues our mission to bring the Word of God to those who find it difficult to get to church on Sundays. He has been a part of the St. Luke's on the HIll worship outreach program at the Mid-Rise Apartments since in 2010 on a weekly basis.
George has been a large part our church in many aspects, and we are blessed to have him at the mid-rise services.
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Upon graduation he was ordained to the diaconate and ordination to the priesthood December 17, 2006. Serving as priests at the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod Massachusetts for the past 7 years, he then served at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Albany as a Curate 2013-2014.
He now is excited to be part of the St. Luke's on the Hill community and with his business and artistic backgrounds there are many areas in which he can relate to people in many walks of life. He knows that God is here and wants to be part of what the Holy Spirit is doing in this worshipping community.
St. Luke's On The Hill
40 McBride Road, Mechanicville,
New York 12118 (518) 664-4834
Saint Luke’s on the Hill
Parish Administrator Job Description
All applications due by 5 pm Friday, September 14, 2018
Please see the Home Page for the contact information at the bottom of the ad.
Title: Parish Administrator
Reports to: Rector, St. Luke’s on the Hill Episcopal Church
Hours: 17 - 18 hours per week. Schedule to be determined in coordination with Rector and Parish Secretary.
Compensation: $15 - 17 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
Status: Part-time, serves at the will of the Rector and Vestry.
Position Summary: under the supervision of the Rector, the Parish Administrator provides general office support to the parish, staff, congregations and committees, in order to support the ministries and mission of St. Luke’s on the Hill Episcopal Church and the St Luke’s Recovery Resource Center. This work includes, but is not limited to: data and records management, phone and email communications support, events planning and coordination, managing use of church space by parish and outside groups, and supporting church ministries and committees.
The Parish Administrator will be a resource person for both members and non-members, and a welcoming and responsive presence in the church’s office.
Maintain a functional system of communication with the parish.
Maintain parish records, including financial, membership, diocesan, physical plant and other operational data, keeping them up to date and accurate.
Produce reports, directories, and other documents from parish records under the direction of the Rector, vestry and committee leadership, on a timely basis.
Coordinate the parish calendar to facilitate building use by internal and authorized external groups.
Assist with preparing and distributing materials related to parish and St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center events.Assist with managing the church’s online presence (website and Facebook pages, online advertising, etc.). Coordinate information for newspaper ads, flyers and other community outreach with public relations volunteers.
Provide a welcoming and helpful presence in the parish office.
Respond to requests for information and resources via email, telephone and in-person visits.
Provide administrative support to vestry and Recovery Resource Center board members, including preparing meeting agendas, assisting with preparation of grant applications, posting minutes, making document copies, sending out mailings, etc.
Coordinate with the Treasurer to maintain parish financial records, as needed.
Coordinate with vendors as delegated by Rector and Wardens.
Communicate regularly with Rector, wardens and other parish members about facilities-related needs, including set-up and clean-up for special events.
Prepare necessary correspondence and other documents
Sort incoming mail, and prepare and send parish mailings and other outgoing mail.
Maintain and manage parish calendar.
Assist with preparing and proofing worship materials and bulletins for Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and other services, particularly Christmas and Holy Week.
Assist with coordination of lectionary and ministry schedules, sending reminders as needed.
Provide assistance with tracking the liturgical calendar and planning for church events, as needed.
Assist in recruiting, coordinating and scheduling volunteers as needed, under direction of Rector or committee leadership.
Organize workflow and maintain a tidy and usable office environments so as to enable effective use of volunteers.
Assist in coordination of special events.
Note: This description is not intended to include all responsibilities, as additional duties may be assigned and existing duties may be adjusted at any time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong writing and grammar skills, including proofreading.
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Demonstrated organizational skills, including calendaring, project coordination, and prioritization.
Ability to effectively and independently manage workload.
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times regarding persons and church financial and pastoral information.
Knowledge of office etiquette and ability to get along with people.
Knowledge of supply procurement, and basics of invoice and purchase transactions.
Must pass background investigation to comply with church requirements.
Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
- Associates degree in business , administration, communications or related area is desirable.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, email communication and website maintenance is required
Experience in preparing grant applications is a plus.
Experience in a church or other ministry setting is preferred.