Rector Search Committee Update – Final Phase Approaching
Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. – Proverbs 3:13, 18.
The Rector Search Committee met last week and with the guidance of Lady Wisdom identified three finalists. Each candidate will visit SPR in the coming weeks, and in turn, we will visit them in their settings. Candidates’ identities remain confidential at this phase to protect the individual and to maintain the integrity of the search process. The candidate will not preside or preach at a service on Sunday, but instead will offer a simple eucharist and homily to the Vestry and Search Committee. At our next meeting, mid-November, the Search Committee will discern who we believe is being called to be the next Rector of St Paul & the Redeemer and will present that one person to the Vestry. If confirmed by the Vestry, that person will be presented to the Bishop and if accepted, we will extend an invitation to the individual. As soon as a Letter of Agreement is signed with the new Rector, an announcement will go out to the parish.
Please pray for the community of St Paul & the Redeemer, the candidates and their families, and all in deep discernment.
Ellen Wiggins and Gail Williams, Co-chairs
Kenji Kuramitsu, Sem Sutter, Eva Nielsen, Hank Underwood, Bruce Plummer, Alicia Chipman, and Jane McCamant