Our Rector is retiring at the end of April and we will be looking for a new rector. Right now, we are in the planning process, so keep checking back for our timeline and a description of the process.
The Vestry voted April 17 to use the Priest in Charge process to find our next Rector. Among the reasons for the decision were the potential for all parishioners to have involvement and a sense of ownership in the process, the opportunity to work in partnership with the Priest in Charge in discerning how God wants us to serve our community, and the intentionality of the process.
At this point, we are setting up transitional clergy. Bishop Jerry Winterrowd will preach April 22 and 29 at the morning services. Bishop Cal Schofield will preside the 6pm service on April 22 and Rev. Merrie Need will preside April 29 6pm service. Meanwhile, Sam Arthur, Bob Rae, and Deborah Sampson will assist Sr. Warden Shane Jones with finding supply priests and prospective Interim Priests. Deborah Sampson is designing a series of ways parishioners can be involved in the transition, including meetings, surveys, etc. Anyone interested in working on that with Deb can indicate why they are interested and their contact information on the form below. If you want to share a concern about the transition with the vestry, feel free to use the same form. If you wish a vestry member to contact you, please provide contact information and request a call in the message. Otherwise, contact information is optional.
In the meantime, pray. Pray for wisdom for the vestry making a tough decision, pray for the candidates for all the parishes in our state that they may hear God tell them where He is calling them to do His work, and pray for discernment regarding your role in this transition. Pray for the clergy who will be guiding us as interim and supply priests. Prayer is always in order.
This is a sacred time for us all. Let us join together.