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Job Description: Parish Administrator/Coordinator

We equip disciples of Christ to know, love, and serve him.

This position works with the rector in administering the resources of the congregation to fulfill the congregation's mission and support the ministries and programs of a growing Episcopal parish and school. This leadership position is currently open, and we will be accepting applications until July 7.
Title: Parish Coordinator

Reports to: Rector

Hours: 40 hours/week.

Schedule to be determined by the Rector.

Compensation: Depending on experience and qualifications, retirement contribution and full benefits through Episcopal Church Pension Group

Status: Regular Full-time, Exempt 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (business, finance, management) or comparable experience required
  • Experience in both management and business roles (church administration a plus)
  • Highly organized with previous work experience in administration and staff oversight
  • Ability to understand, implement, and manage within a budget
  • Computer skills required: Windows-based office software including database, spreadsheet, and word processing, as well as email and calendar such as Outlook

Essential Duties Information Management

  1. Coordinate and communicate with the parish.
  2. Responsible for maintenance of parish records, including but not limited to financial, membership, diocesan, physical plant, and other operational data, keeping them up-to-date and accurate.
  3. Produce reports, directories, and other documents from parish records under the direction of the Rector, vestry, and committee leadership.
  4. Coordinate the parish calendar to include use of various facilities by internal and authorized external groups.
  5. Work with vendors/suppliers, prepare requisitions/purchase orders and contracts to meet needs of office and parish.
  6. Assist with preparing and distributing marketing materials.

Administrative Support

  1. Provide a welcoming and helpful presence in the parish office.
  2. Respond to requests for information and resources via email, telephone, and in-person visits.
  3. Provide administrative support to vestry or other committees, including: preparing meeting documents and/or posting minutes; making document copies, sending out mailings, etc.
  4. Place orders for supplies and equipment as authorized.
  5. Coordinate with the bookkeeper to maintain parish financial records.
  6. Coordinate with vendors as delegated by Rector, Wardens and Vestry.
  7. Communicate regularly with Rector, parish custodial staff and wardens about facilities-related needs, including set-up and clean-up for special events.
  8. Produce rosters, correspondence, and other documents.
  9. Sort incoming mail, and send parish mailing and other outgoing mail.

Liturgy Support

  1. Assist with preparing and proofing worship materials and bulletins for Sunday and other services.
  2. Prepare flower donations, information, assist with the coordination of lectionary and ministry schedules, sending reminders as scheduled.
  3. Provide assistance with tracking the liturgical calendar and planning for church events, as needed.

Volunteer Support

  1. Under direction of the Rector or committee leadership, assist in recruiting, coordinating, and scheduling volunteers as needed.
  2. Organize workflow and maintain a tidy and usable office environment to enable effective use of volunteers.
  3. 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:

  1. Strong writing and grammar skills, including proofreading.
  2. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  3. Demonstrated organizational skills, including calendaring, project coordination, and prioritization.
  4. Ability to effectively manage workload.
  5. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  6. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding persons and information.
  7. Knowledge of office etiquette and effective communications skills. Basic knowledge of invoice and purchase order transactions.
  8. Knowledge of procurement procedures, including the ability to research vendor prices and negotiate costs.
  9. Welcoming disposition, willingness to accept and serve all who come to Christ Church of the Ascension.
  10. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
  11. Must pass background investigation to comply with church requirements, and able to complete Abuse and Exploitation Prevention training. 

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interpersonal communication strengths and record-keeping experience to the Rev. Daniel Richards, Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Choir is a great opportunity to raise your voice in song with your church family. There is no Wednesday night rehearsal, no long-term commitment, and no pressure. Just come to church at 8:00 am for a quick rehearsal, then sing at the 9:00 service.

Please plan to join us on:

  • June 25
  • July 16
  • August 20

Please e-mail the music director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let him know you plan to attend. You can also reach him by phone at the church office. See you then!

Chapel Rock registration is open!

Chapel Rock is a awesome camp in beautiful Prescott, AZ. There is a ropes course, amazing activities, worship, games, and delicious food! If you have a child or teenager interested in going to the greatest camp in the world, go to to register!
Our very own Julie Lyons, Josh Mungillo, Becca Cuthbertson, and Cody Bro will all be there. It'll be like being at CCA in the summer! Youth Camps (7-12th grade) are the weeks of June 4 & 11, and Children's Camp (3rd-6th grade) begin the weeks of June 18 & 25! There are also programs for children in 1st and 2nd grade too!

Register before 3/31/17 to receive a $20 discount.

Vacation Bible School is here again! This year we are going back in time (and into the future) as we look at God during different times in history! This will be one time traveling adventure you won't want to miss!

  • May 30 - June 2
  • 9am - Noon
  • Cost: Donation

All children ages 4 years through 6th grade are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors!

If you have any question please contact Julie Lyons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Education for Ministry (EFM) is a parish based program of Christian theological education offered by the School of Theology of the University of the South.  Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year adult class.  About half the class time is devoted to an academic study of the Old and New Testaments, church history, and theology.  (There are no tests, no papers due.)  The other half of our time, we delve into discussions covering many topics generated by the class.  We meet once a week at Christ Church of the Ascension under the guidance of trained mentors.

Participants in EFM study the entire sweep of the Christian tradition, from the earliest period to the present. Students learn the disciplines of biblical exegesis and interpretation, systematic theology, church history, ethics, liturgics and ascetical theology, which form the core of a seminary education. The traditional content is not studied in a vacuum.   EFM creates small "communities of learning" where life events may be examined in the light of the materials being studied. While the academic material is substantial, there is the added focus on life implications and understanding them in a theological context. EFM provides adult Christians with a basic skill -- theological reflection, which sharpens the skills of personal and cultural assessment.

This study is on a back bone of political history, philosophical and theological thought, and the migration of peoples since these factors are interwoven and are virtually inseparable.  The first two years we cover the Old Testament and New Testament.  The third year we study church history, 100CE to the present.  In our fourth year the material covers theological perspectives and their impact on life in the church today.

We are currently registering the new first year class which will begin in September. Please contact us using the form below for more information.

Jean Hawkins, Class Mentor
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Duane Hoole, Class Mentor
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Check your calendars and save the weekend of Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4, 2017, as you're invited to the Fellowship in the Pines - CCA Camping Trip!     

To make your reservation, or for more information,
please contact:
Charlie Moody (602-300-2642 Mobile) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chief cook and bottle washer

Items Needed to Fill a Basket 

  • Easter Basket
  • Easter Grass
  • Plastic Eggs (Candy Filled)
  • Coloring Books w/Crayons
  • Candy (No Chocolate)
  • Children’s Books/Bible
  • Small Stuffed Animal
  • Small Toys 

*Please bring your baskets to Christ Church by Sunday, April 2, 2017* 
Questions? Contact Barbie Moody at (602) 793-1551 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Anointing of Jesus
Monday, April 10
Children of Light
Tuesday, April 11
The Betrayal
Wednesday, April 12


6:30 pm – Holy Eucharist

5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm – Holy Eucharist with Choir
Foot Washing – The Stripping of the Altar

GOOD FRIDAY – April 14 at Noon and 6:30PM
Liturgy with Music @ 6:30 PM Service

Saturday Vigil April 15 @ 7:30 PM

8:00 AM & 10:15 AM – Festival Eucharist
With Winds, Strings and Choir

All children are encouraged to worship in church with their families

6:00 PM – Holy Eucharist

Gather together with Father Daniel & our community Wednesday evenings, starting March 8th, from 6PM - 7:15 PM for our Lenten Series:

The Way of Christ Small Group Discussions

  • 6PM in Parish Hall light supper (soup & bread)
  • 6:45PM Small Group breakout discussion sessions
  • 7:15PM Closing prayer & dismissal

Starting March 8th - every Wednesday evening through Lent - ending April 12th

**  The Lenten Series is designed for ALL AGES!!  **

We will have a Children and Youth Program beginning after the soup dinner.                                   

Children and Youth will take part in activities and discussions of their own!                                        

Please plan to bring the whole family!



On Monday mornings at 7:30, daniel+ will be having Morning Prayer for men to come and have a short time to read the Gospel of the Day and pray for our families and businesses. 

We will be in the side chapel and will begin right after 7:30 and be done before 8 am. 

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