Update from Heather Black, Chair of the St. Thomas Search Committee
The search committee has been very busy during this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders. With no one able to travel, work being limited and appointments cancelled, this has created an abundance of opportunities for the committee to come together electronically to discuss committee business and conduct interviews. While we were originally concerned the pandemic might put us behind on our timeline, the reality is that we are right on schedule, if not slightly ahead.
To date we have received 12 applications with at least two more we know of headed our way shortly. There could yet be more as we had originally posted the ad for position of rector to run through April 30
. In consideration of Holy Week and clergy working to care for their congregations during this time of pandemic, we felt it might be worthwhile to extend the deadline an extra two weeks to May 15
, for those who might be interested, but had been otherwise occupied through April.
We feel good about the number of applications we have received and are particularly pleased with a number of the applicants. We will update you again as soon as we are able and we continue to appreciate your prayers in support of the search committee and its work.