And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart [Jeremiah 29:13].
Every so often in the life of a parish, there is a change in leadership and our Church is presently at that point. During this period of transition, we are currently being led by an Interim Rector who is charged with the responsibility of stabilizing the church and otherwise preparing us to call and receive a new Rector. The period of transition normally tends to be somewhat disruptive, but this church is handling it remarkably well, thanks to the guidance from the Rev. Paula Clark, Canon to the Ordinary our Church House counselor, responsible for Ecclesiastical Development..
An integral part of this process is the commissioning of a Search Committee that has the responsibility, under the guidance of the diocesan Office of Transition Ministry (OTM), of fielding, vetting and narrowing down the list of eligible candidates for the position. The short list will then be presented to the Vestry for approval and, hopefully a calling.
The Search Committee members are as follows:
Fatmata McCormack (Chair); Erica Mitchell (Co-Chair); Jacqueline Skerritt; Nancy Hewett; Idali Gotay; Varney Perry; and Elizabeth Panox.
The Search Committee members are long-established members of the congregation in good standing. They have all been, and continue to be involved in various Ministries and functions of the Church, attributes which make them unquestionably qualified to serve on this committee. In constituting the committee, an effort was made to obtain as wide a cross section of the congregation as possible, representing all three services.
Where we are in the process...