Discernment Committee Update, 12/11/20

The Discernment Committee and the vestry have completed the Parish Profile and the Office of Transition Community (Parish) Portfolio, two very lengthy documents about St. James, about our congregation’s continued journey toward discipleship and what gifts our shepherd would need to lead us on our journey.  We have sent these two documents to the Canon and the Bishop for their review.  Once these documents have been approved by our vestry, the Canon, and the Bishop, the position can then be posted and the final online Parish Profile can be made public on our website.

Once the Parish Profile is public, we hope to receive applications through the end of January.  We have been told it could take as much as six months after the position is posted for a new rector to arrive.  As with everything, the pandemic postponed our discernment process by five months!  We thank you for your support, your patience, your participation in the CAT Survey and Holy Conversations, but we thank you most for your prayers.

The Discernment Committee (Bill Medina, Bill Brotherton, Connie Cooper, Trini Fares, Kristin Huntley, Alex Kealy, Carey O’Cain, Gil Rainey, and David Simler)