Thank you to everyone who responded to the online survey and shared stories about the future at St. Timothy’s. The Search Committee is considering all that you have shared as we continue work on the Parish Profile and our online profile for the Office of Transitional Ministry (the branch of the Episcopal Church that assists with searching for and calling clergy).
The Parish Profile tells our story to potential candidates. Our profile is based on the description of the earliest gathering of Christians in Acts 2:41-47. Your stories will help rector candidates understand invitation, Christian formation, service, worship, and community at St. Timothy’s. Vestry members, our Search Committee Consultant, the Diocesan deployment officer, and Bishop Mary have all helped to edit the Parish Profile. The entire Parish Profile will be completed this winter. Once the Parish Profile is complete, the Rector Search Committee will launch a web site dedicated to informing and educating Rector candidates of what we are seeking in our Rector.
Along with the Parish Profile, candidates will learn more about St. Timothy’s from our online profile. The national Episcopal Church maintains a database of Episcopal clergy who have also created online ministry profiles.
Our online profile will be matched with the profiles of potential candidates. This is not the only way we will connect with candidates. The Rev. Brian Nordwick, on our behalf as our diocesan deployment officer, and our Bishop Mary will talk with colleagues about the opportunity of St. Timothy’s. You too will be very helpful ….
- Continue to serve St. Timothy’s out of your giftedness.
- As you learn of priests who might feel called to serve as Rector, talk to them about St. Timothy’s and encourage them to visit our search website.
- Please let members of the Rector Search Committee know of people you believe would be an outstanding Rector at St. Timothy’s.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the Search Committee and the search process.
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.