Q. What’s going on with our rector search? It feels like we are in limbo.
A. It may not look like it, but there is a lot happening right now in our search for a new rector.
The Bishop’s office is receiving applications.
The Applicant Review Committee (ARC) has completed training with Canon Andrea.
The team is ready to begin their work of reviewing, interviewing and considering candidates to recommend to the vestry.
Q. How many applications have been received by the Bishop’s office?
A. We do not know how many applications have been received…and this is on purpose. All information concerning potential candidates is confidential. Candidate applications will be provided to our Applicant Review Committee within the next few weeks.
Q. How long will it take before we have a new rector?
A. There are several steps involved in selecting a new rector. High level they are:
Step 1 – Write the Parish Profile and OTM
Step 2 – Application period
Step 3 – ARC interviews candidates and provides a short list to the vestry
Step 4 – Vestry interviews the candidates recommended by the ARC. Vestry chooses a rector
Faith has completed step 1 and we are currently in the midst of step 2 – the application period. The ARC will begin their work once the application period is completed. There is not a set time table for when step 3 will get underway or be completed.
Q. What can I do to help?
A. Pray. The best thing each of us can do now is to pray. We can pray for the potential candidates that have been called by the Holy Spirit to apply for Faith’s rector position. We can also pray for wisdom for the members of the Applicant Review Committee to discern which candidates to recommend to the vestry. And we can continue to pray that God gives all of us eyes to see his hand in this process and remember that God is always with us.
Got questions? Please ask myself or any vestry member. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.