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Who We Are

Celebrating its 225th year, Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, and a vibrant, growing faith community within the diocese. 

Our vision is “A World Where All Experience God’s Transforming Love.”

Our mission is that “We Are a People of Prayer and Action, Extending God’s Love.” The people of Christ Church have defined its core values as follows: “We Celebrate God. We Invite All. We Connect Lives. We Nurture Faith. We Share our Gifts. We Serve the World.”

Our core values guide us in carrying out our mission and realizing our vision. They are our guiding principles upon which we determine our choices. They inspire prayer and motivate action.
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Lexington is the Place to Be!

It’s the horse capital of the world, the birthplace of bourbon, the heart of the Bluegrass, and the home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  Downtown skyscrapers overlook beautiful pastures, and an arts and culture hub compliments our world-class hiking and biking trails. It as a great place for foodies, and it is ranked the fifth best-run city in the United States.


In fact, Lexington always ranks high by multiple national sources (Forbes, CNN Money) in desirable places to live.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • Best Cities to Buy a House

  • Best Cities to Live

  • Best Cities to Raise a Family

  • Cities with the Best Public Schools

  • Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living

  • Best Cities for Millennials

  • Healthiest Places to Live


Job Openings

Director of Operations and Finance

The nature of managing a church operation requires a high level of empathy and healthy boundaries in dealing with others and a Christ-inspired view of the world. The culture of Christ Church Cathedral is centered around creating an environment where “All Are Welcome,” and it depends on a collaborative leadership approach. The DOF must model these characteristics within the operation as he or she ensures healthy and secure functioning of all human, operational, IT systems, financial, and facilities resources of the parish. The cultural fit with Christ Church is a critical element for success and enjoyment.

Position Summary


The Director of Operations and Finance will:

  1. Manage church assets, grounds, facilities, and personnel functions.

  2. Ensure that proper controls exist and are followed in the handling and safekeeping of all church assets.

  3. Collaborate with the Dean & Rector, the Church Treasurer (volunteer position), the Vestry (volunteer Board of Directors,) and volunteer committees in the administration of all aspects of church finance.

  4. Oversee the use, maintenance, and upkeep of all church buildings, grounds, parking
    lots, etc.

  5. Oversee all safety and security protocols and ensure compliance with national, state,
    and local regulations.

  6. Oversee administrative information technology for the church.

  7. Administer human resources function for all employees.

  8. Process payroll for all clergy and staff.

  9. Work with the Dean on processes and matters surrounding institutional development.

  10. Cultivate stewardship relationships and, where appropriate, in consultation with the
    Dean, makes asks for financial support.

  11. Serve as a resource to all programs and ministries within the church.


  • At least 3 years of experience managing an organization with comparable complexity
    and dynamics.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or qualified training in a related field preferred.

  • Strong understanding and prior oversight of accounting and finance functions is

  • Prior direct responsibility for facilities management is desired. An emphasis on
    maintenance and buildings utilization, such as an office manager role, is preferred

  • Prior experience managing an employee staff and outside contractors is required.

  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Word, are

  • Must be willing to submit to a background check as a condition of employment.

For a complete description of this position, qualifications, and benefits, click here.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

The Very Reverend Carol Wade, Dean & Rector of Christ Church Cathedral

You are in our prayers as you discern your call to ministry at Christ Church Cathedral.

Associate Rector for Welcome and Outreach

Christ Church Cathedral, a dynamic downtown cathedral in the heart of Lexington, seeks an outgoing priest to equip and lead our thriving Welcome and Outreach Ministries and engage in all facets of ministry at a vibrant Episcopal Cathedral. We are looking for a clergy person with passion for evangelism and outreach, a leader of leaders skilled at raising up volunteers and equipping teams.

Position Summary


The Associate Rector for Welcome and Outreach will:

  1. Oversee our process for newcomer engagement.

  2. Shepherd seekers in their next steps for spiritual growth and discipleship.

  3. Liaise our Lay Assistant for Welcome.

  4. Collaborate with the Director of Christian Education.

  5. Provide leadership and guidance to our Lay Outreach Team.

  6. Be an integral member of the Team in teaching, preaching and pastoral care.

  7. Develop meaningful relationships.

  8. Raise up, equip, and recruit volunteer leaders.

  9. Work collaboratively with leaders to create three-year goals and one-year benchmarks for welcome and outreach.



  • High Energy, organized, relational, good communicator, playful, and enjoys being with people.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

The Very Reverend Carol Wade, Dean & Rector of Christ Church Cathedral

You are in our prayers as you discern your call to ministry at Christ Church Cathedral.