Update from the Search Team
December 8, 2019
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Since our last update a few weeks ago, the Search Team members have been praying intently for the remaining qualified candidates for rector. We received very thoughtful written responses to the questions we sent to the top four candidates.
Saturday, November 30, the Search Committee met to discuss each of the four candidates who had been moved into Phase 3 of the search process. Leading up to the retreat, the committee members were randomly assigned in pairs to review, pray for and prepare to present a specific candidate. At the retreat, after prayer, discussion, and discernment, we felt that there were three candidates who should move to the next phase for Skype interviews. These interviews are scheduled to take place the week of December 9. We are happy to be on track with our goal of completing interviews before Christmas.
The committee will meet on December 17 to pray about which candidates will become finalists. In-person interviews with the finalists will take place in January.
As we head into this busy season of advent, please continue to pray for the committee members and for our discernment in this Search process. Also, pray for the clergy we are interviewing and for the person whom God is calling to be our new Rector.
The Search Team