Dear Friends in Christ,
As you may remember, we began our search for our next Rector by forming a Profile Committee last February. The Profile Committee’s task was to gather parish input and write the Parish Profile, or the story of us. When the Profile Committee has completed its work and our Parish Profile is posted nationally, the work of calling our next Rector moves to the Search Committee.
In preparation, the St. John’s Vestry has initiated the formation of a Rector Search Committee by appointing Wayne Grider and Terzah Becker as Co-Chairs of the Search Committee. Both Wayne and Terzah bring extensive leadership skills, experience with the search process and demonstrated commitment to St. John’s. Their bios are below. We are very blessed to have two such capable leaders say, “Yes!”
The Vestry asked the Co-Chairs (with the Senior Warden) to form a Search Committee of approximately 7-9 parishioners to carry out their work. Using the Parish Profile as a guide, the Search Committee will seek to discern which candidates are best called to guide our growth as a parish in the future and are best suited to our call. They will work with the Diocesan Canon for Transition & Wellness, the Rev. Canon Vanessa Stickler Glass, and the Chaplain for the Search Process, Laura Ferenc.
We expect the work of the Search Committee to be extremely intense for 3 to 6 months. The work will begin in September and will be especially busy during October and into December of this year.
You are invited to consider serving on the St. John’s Rector Search Committee. The Vestry has outlined the requirements for members of this committee. You can find those requirements in the Search Committee Introduction/Instructions pdf attached.
We recognize that while we at St. John’s have been working to discern God’s call to us, our potential candidates are doing the same. We have faith that God will be present with us and our candidates, as we take this next step in our transition process.
And we thank you all for your faithful participation and patience as we work our way methodically through the transition process, always open to God’s grace.
The attachments can be found below for co-chair bios, search committee instructions, and the application for the search committee.