St. Luke’s is on the road to calling a new rector. Here are the steps in the process:
September – Appointment of an Interim
In September we welcome our new Interim Rector, the Reverend Carren Sheldon. She has been appointed by the bishop and affirmed by the vestry to an anticipated two year term, during which she will serve as our full time rector. Expect to meet her online starting Sunday, September 13. Watch this space for further information. Feel free to contact a vestry member with any questions.
August/September – Listening Sessions
We are pleased to announce that Rev. Anne Clark has agreed facilitate our listening sessions for us on Saturday August 29th and Saturday September 6th. In our listening sessions, we will discern who we are as congregation, where we are feeling called to grow, and what skills we might be looking for in a new rector to help us get there. Due to COVID-19 we will not be able to have our listening sessions in person. Our plan is a two-fold approach:
- We will do large gathering zoom meetings with a similar structure our previous discernment meetings for those comfortable with Zoom
- If video conferencing is not your preferred method of communication, you can signup for a phone interview. A member of the Profile Committee will call you and interview you personally on the telephone to discuss all the same issues we discuss in the Zoom meetings.
We hope in this way to hear from everyone in the congregation.
Please sign up for the listening sessions here.
October – Profile Formation
Our profile committee will take notes from all the listening sessions and interviews and form a draft of our profile. Our profile document serves as our introduction to clergy interested in the position. The vestry then works with the diocese to finalize our profile.
October – Rector Position Posted
Our rector position will be posted on the diocesan website.
November – Application Reviews and Interviews
Applications will be received by the diocese and screened by the Search Committee. The Search Committee will conduct interviews with the candidates.
December – Finalists Submitted to the Vestry
The Vestry will interview the finalists and offer a position to the best candidate.
And soon thereafter… Welcoming!
We welcome a new rector to St. Lukes!