The process of calling a new rector for St. Luke’s is one of mutual discernment for the Vestry, search committee, and candidates in partnership with the Bishop. This very important time of seeking the best match for Rector and congregation must be carried out prayerfully and with great care. The process requires a major commitment of time and resources.
The length of the search process depends upon many variables, including frequency of vestry meetings, search committee meetings, the time required to gather data from the Holy Conversations and time to develop a parish profile. Flexibility is essential. The search committee will not establish arbitrary deadlines. Proceeding with haste will lead to painful results for all, the new rector, the congregation, everyone involved. It is far better for everyone involved to take the necessary time and energy with the search process, the beginning of this relationship, than to spend it at its end by dissolving a pastoral relationship with a priest whose own gifts and abilities are not well-matched to the particular gifts and challenges of a congregation.
Message to the Congregation – November 15, 2020
Message to the Congregation – November 10, 2020
Message to the Congregation – October 30, 2020
Message to the Congregation – October 21, 2020
Message to the Congregation – October 12, 2020
Message to the Congregation – October 4, 2020