After more than two and a half years of searching and preparing,
we have called a new Rector!
Father Michael Bradley of New Hampshire will officially join us on December 1, 2019. We are overjoyed and eagerly await his arrival. Many thanks to the Vestry, Profile and Search Committees for their hard work in this search process.
May God continue to bless us all!
Why pray and pray again?
We pray for guidance of “the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish” at the start of every service.
Then at the close a member of the search committee asks us to “keep the search team in your prayers for our work and discernment.” Why double dip?
We are searching not for a secular CEO but for a spiritual leader in a succession from Jesus Christ. We believe that God will choose a candidate who is the right pastor for this our own parish community. The committee members are channels through which the will of God is to be delivered.
We need all the praying we can get.
Therefore please keep the members of the search committee in your continuing prayers, for their work and for their discernment in faith. Pray also for all the candidates.
We Don’t Tell, Here’s Why
Your Rector Search Committee members understand the expectation of parishioners for our results. So you ask. But we cannot answer.
For the confidentiality of candidates and the integrity of the process within the congregation, we are pledged to say nothing of substance.
We are currently interviewing applicants; that’s as far as we will go.
In God’s good grace and time, we will report to the Vestry a first-choice and second-choice candidate. The Vestry will decide and announce,
we expect joyfully, our new Rector. In the meantime, committee members and the unnumbered, unnamed candidates can use all the prayers
we can get — for discernment in faith.