The Search committee has been meeting regularly since March 2019. To date several important phases of the search have been successfully completed, including:
• Meeting with and receiving guidance from our Diocesan Transition Liaison, Diane Gaidon
• Conducting a Parish Summit, led by Canon Woodley
• Developing and opening the Parish survey to solicit demographic information, feedback and suggestions from the St. Ann’s Parish.
The committee is pleased to report that as of September 16th, one week into the survey, over 85 parishioners have responded to the survey online. We thank all of you who have completed the survey. Your feedback is vital to our process.
As you may know we have begun preliminary work on the Parish Profile. Parishioner input via the Summit and survey will give shape and add context to this document. The Profile is a comprehensive document that reviews our church’s community, geography, history, facilities, community resources and area attractions that would be of interest to potential candidates.
In addition, we are completing the Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio. This information will eventually be posted on the OTM website so interested clergy candidates can access and apply for the Rector position. The Portfolio advertises the position, providing details which include average attendance, the compensation package, and our last three incumbent Rectors. It also asks a dozen questions that require a written narrative. The answers to these questions describe our liturgical style, stewardship, our involvement in the wider community, pastoral care etc.
Our next steps will be to analyze the survey data and present the results to both the Vestry and the Parish.
Susan Knoepffler (chair)
Prayer for the Search Committee:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift; Look graciously on St. Ann's and so hear the prayers of the parish family as we look to you for guidance in our search for a new Rector. We pray that you will lead us a faithful pastor, who will care for us and equip us for ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Susan Knoepffler, Chair
Saint Ann's Episcopal Church
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