Thank you to many of you who attended our recent forum to discuss the status of our search process for a new rector as well as other church business. For those who did not attend, here is a brief summary of where we stand on the search.
As many of you know, we created a Community Ministry Profile based on our survey, forum hour discussions, one-on-one discussions and the prayerful discernment of your committee. Potential applicants were able to review this and then decide if they felt called to apply.
The window to apply closed on September 9th. The committee believes we have a number of qualified applicants to consider. We have already started an intensive process of review involving reference checks and interviews with the applicants. This will be followed by site visits, and, for a candidate or candidates that we believe would be a good fit for the position, visits to our own community.
Ultimately, we will recommend a candidate to Vestry for their consideration and final approval.
Please continue to keep the committee in your prayers as we enter into the next steps in our search and discernment process.
Discernment Committee Chair.