We’re in Transition

We are in Transition

In search of a new rector...

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart
[Jeremiah 29:13].

Our Present Position

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, Rev. John Weatherly, who is charged with the responsibility of stabilizing the church and otherwise preparing us to call and receive a new Rector.  Rev. Weatherly is being ably assisted by Rev. Francisco Valle, our Associate 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

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, committees, organizations and functions within the Church, attributes which make them unquestionably qualified to serve on this committee.  In constituting the committee, an effort was made to obtain volunteers from as wide a cross section of the congregation as possible, representing all three services.

Although the final composition was randomly selected, the luck of the draw gave us a committee comprising male and female members, seven (07) ethnic backgrounds and six (06) nationalities.  Indeed, this Search Committee is quite reflective of the diversity of our congregation and represents a prototypical cross section of it.

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.

We are in the process...

The Search Committee will endeavour to keep our congregation, as well as all interested parties, abreast of the progress we are making in the quest to find a new Rector for our Church. Keep checking in with us…

Search Committee Message

In light of the current state of emergency in Maryland caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, and in compliance with recent guidance from Bishop Mariann Budde, the Rector Search Committee has decided that it would not be advisable to host an interactive congregational forum on March 22, 2020. However, we are still eager to obtain your input regarding your vision for our church. Therefore, we are kindly requesting that each member respond to the questions below.  If you prefer, you may also click on the “Message from the Rector Search Committee” banner at the top of the page to download a hard copy and mail in your answers.

Prayerfully,
Rector Search Committee