A Search Committee Update
from Pat Walmsley
July 1, 2021
As a church we are all anxious to have our minister guide us in our faith and our service to God. We are thankful for Hank Long who has taken on many tasks that extend beyond the “official” responsibilities of a senior warden.
But it is important for your search committee to follow the guidelines from the diocese. We also want to make sure we recommend a person that will meet the needs of our parish. That takes time-more time than any of us may want. Johnathon Harris met with the search committee In June to discuss our work. As we have shared before, the number of candidates may be limited. As of June 30, we have received resumes from two candidates, but we are expecting one more soon. The diocese has pre-screened these applicants; we are currently reviewing the portfolios and will be scheduling interviews as soon as feasible.
Your members on the search committee had two “mock” interviews, we have our questions prepared for the application process, and we are ready to begin the next steps towards formal interviews. We take this responsibility of discernment seriously. We are committed to providing a recommendation based upon factors that will bring us a rector who can appreciate our past, provide for the daily circumstances of our present, and guide us to a sustainable future in our faith.
Please continue to pray for your Search Committee and the Vestry as we move forward.