The Search Begins
In August 2013, we entered our Discovery phase during which we will become clear about our identity and develop a parish profile to give to our Search team. We are using the reading groups and survey tools to do this work during this exciting time in our faith community’s life. Please keep all of our volunteers in your prayers and watch for ongoing communications.
Discovery – The Discovery Committee, using consultants, surveys, and other tools, will develop a parish profile to help interested clergy in considering the calling. It will also engage the congregation in understanding and articulating our identity, context, and where God calls us into mission, by offering small book groups, presentations, readings, and discussions. Chair: Sally Cuningham
Search – The Search Committee will, based on Discovery Committee’s profile, solicit applications, and engage in interviews and visitations to pare down selections to a few candidates, from which the search committee will present the final candidate to be affirmed by the vestry. Chair: Jim Huber
Spiritual - The Spiritual Committee will help us remain centered with prayer and reflection throughout the process. Please keep us in your prayers. Chair: Bob Johnson
Welcoming – The Welcoming Committee will help us celebrate Bishop Caldwell’s leadership and welcome the new dean into our community. Chair: Betsy Hsiao
We have a great deal of exciting work to be done, including completing our governance review, living into our commissions, developing a sustainable financial model, and completing all of our capital campaign projects.
There is joy in entering the discovery and search phase. Our hope, with God’s help, is to continue to grow as a vibrant faith community that not only will be attractive to a potential Dean, but will provide focus and identity for generations to come.
Thank you for your trust and patience in this process. As always we invite your prayers and comments.
Bishop Caldwell will be leading a number of Adult Forums this fall that will further inform our context and identity. Bishop Bruce’s monthly curriculum and discussions are center around Holy currencies – 6 blessings for sustainable missionary ministries by Eric Law.
Prayer for the Search for the Next Dean
We recognize you in each step of our search. Infuse us with your Spirit.
Open us to discover who we are, and who you want us to become.
Help us to trust your guidance, and by your grace, one another.
In Jesus’ name.