News from the Rector Search Committee
Dear Parish Friends,
We hope everyone is safe and healthy. The Search Committee wanted to provide an update, and we continue to be very busy since our last update.
First, I want to thank the committee for their continued dedication to this prayerful and spiritual journey each has taken on to ensure we find the best Rector for our parish. One that will help us grow spiritually, in disciples, and in our community. All of these attributes will require a special person to lead and involve each of us as we continue to grow All Saints into the healthy parish it will become again.
The applicant pool is very strong which speaks highly to the attractiveness of All Saints Church for our next Rector. We are deep in the middle of the search. We have had 8 total applications submitted for the Rector position. The application deadline was September 30, so we have closed the application process. Two of the applicants have advanced to in person interviews. Two applicants are scheduled for Zoom interviews. Three applicants will be reviewed this Sunday for consideration for Zoom Interviews. We unfortunately did decline to proceed with one applicant. We proactively prepare for each applicant’s interaction with the search committee to make sure we are gaining much detail as to how they lead a church to ensure they are the best candidate to become our next Rector.
As we continue our journey, we do it with dedicated thought and prayer in identifying the next leader of our parish. Thank you for your prayers, patience, and continued support!
May God Bless and Please Be Safe!
The Search Committee –
Ned Graff, Chair
Will Hazard, Secretary
Joan Horn, Chaplain
Paul Stagg, Vestry
Janet Hoffman, Vestry
Mary Kate O’Hare
Don Mackay, Vestry Liaison
Let me know if you have any questions.
Vision Statement of All Saints Episcopal Church
To Create meaningful spiritual connections through the preaching of the Word, sharing in joyful Worship, and gathering at the Table.
To Provide vibrant and varied gatherings across all age groups.
To Make All Saints a well-known church and resource for the community.
With the Vision Statement completed, we have finalized the Parish Portfolio. It is a wonderful culmination of information we hope you will be equally proud to display and share.
Next steps for the Search Committee are to accept applications and work through the process to identify our next rector. As we continue our journey, we do it with dedicated thought and prayer in identifying the next leader of our parish. Thank you for your prayers, patience, and continued support! May God bless and please be safe!
A Prayer for the Search Committee
Almighty God, you graciously meet us in all the avenues of our life. In this period of transition, look kindly on the people of All Saints as we seek a new Rector. Grant the members of the Search Committee discerning and inquiring hearts. Gift the people of the parish with listening hearts that they may truly hear each other. Touch those priests seeking a new ministry, and by your Holy Spirit bring all things together, through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.