Close this search box.

Pastoral Residency

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Luke 10:2
The Church of the Incarnation Pastoral Residency is what Anglicans call a “curacy” – a formative period when a young pastor is trained and equipped for a lifetime of senior church leadership. This three-year experience is designed to train and equip emerging senior church leaders for leadership in the Anglican tradition. Like a research hospital, the Incarnation Curacy provides gifted leaders with hands-on training as they transition from formal theological training into long-term practice. Since 2010, five curates have been trained and equipped for ministry through our Curacy; a sixth begins in June 2022. With the generous support and expert guidance of Made to Flourish, our Curacy is becoming even more robust, as we are now able to begin a new three-year curacy at the beginning of each curate’s third year, yielding a year-long overlap which will amplify the learning experience of both curates. The Curacy, a paid position with full benefits, provides a wide-range of potential ministry opportunities suited to each Curate’s gifts, abilities, and eventual ministry focus, with several forms of mentorship available.


Hear what some of our former curates have to say about our Curacy program:
Wilson West

“As someone early on in vocational ministry, I have been hungry for the kinds of formational experiences needed for a lifetime of faithful, pastoral ministry. The curacy program at the Church of the Incarnation offers just that. To be exposed to every area of senior leadership early on is truly a gift, but the curacy goes one further by providing close guidance and mentoring along the way. This blend is unique, making the curacy an especially effective and exciting means of starting well.”

Kevin Whitfield

“Even though I entered the Incarnation Curacy with prior experience in pastoral ministry, the intentional structure, environment, and spiritual formation of the Curacy equipped me to be a much better pastor. It provided a context where I could grow theologically, practically, and personally in the skills needed for long-term ministry. I am now 5 years into a church plant, and I constantly look back on my time at Incarnation to inform my work.” 

Keith Breault

“The Church of the Incarnation curacy program prepared me for long-term ministry in the local church. Pastor Aubrey emphasizes the necessity for pastors to live a well-balanced life– one that follows the Godly rhythms of prayer, work, service, and rest. These rhythms will follow me for the rest of my ministry, enabling me to live deeply into Christ so that the life I receive from Him can be passed on to others. In addition to cultivating the rhythms of pastoral life, I also received invaluable experience in different areas of ministry– collaborating with volunteers, casting vision with teams, and implementing the mission of the church on the ground-level. I believe now that a curacy is an integral part of becoming a senior leader in our Lord’s church.”