Transition Minister 

Denise Obando


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The deadline

February 8, 2019

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

We welcome you into discernment for the Priest-In-Charge position at St. Augustine’s, Oakland.

Please follow the instructions outlined below:

To receive permission to apply contact Denise Obando, Transition Minister for the Diocese of California, at deniseo@diocal.org or (415) 869-7804. Requests should be made well in advance of the deadline.

Once permission is granted, please submit the following items electronically to Denise Obando at deniseo@diocal.org:

  • A cover letter expressing why you would like to be considered for this Priest-In-Charge position.
  • Your resume
  • Your OTM portfolio• Links to two audio or video sermons [linked on your OTM portfolio is acceptable]

Answers to the following question(s):

  1. Augustine’s is an urban parish with a diverse, primarily African American congregation. What experience in this context have you had that would help you care for and lead this congregation?
  2. People in emotional pain don’t often know how to reach out and communicate to the church when they are in need. What experiences have you had in recognizing these types of situations? Give an example of how you addressed it, what happened and the results.

The deadline to submit your application is February 8, 2019.

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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”


To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.


525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Fax: 510-832-6464

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