A Message from the Rector Search Committee
Dear Parish Family,

The first meeting of your St. John’s Search Committee was held this past Monday, November 16, 2020. The committee met with Canon Richard Norman of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Canon Norman is the Canon to the Ordinary for our
Diocese and he will screen all possible candidates for our future Rector.

All potential candidates for Rector of St. John’s must be submitted to Canon Norman at the Diocese of Southwest Florida for screening. If you know of someone who might be a potential candidate, please talk to that person and ask their
permission for you to submit their name for consideration. You may submit their name to any one of the Search Committee members or directly to Canon Norman. Canon Norman can be contacted at rnorman@episcopalswfl.org. The deadline for submitting applications to Canon Norman is January 1, 2021.

The Search Committee was selected and charged by the Vestry for the purpose of assessing the skills of potential candidates and recommending a final list of candidates to the Vestry for a final vote. As a reminder, your search committee is:
Paul Brokaw and Jan Kelley – Co-Chairs
Betsy Graham
Rich Hadlow
Jeff Hunt
Suzy Lopez
Christopher Lykes
Vicki Malizia
Lindsey Robbins
Ray Stoll
Steve Straske
Eric Williams
Laura Hobby (Recording Secretary)

We will keep you informed along the way with regular updates. During this important time please keep your Search Committee in your prayers.

Paul Brokaw and Jan Kelley – Co-Chairs

Prayer for the Search Committee:
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light rises up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path we may not stumble, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.