The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue with the work of discernment. Tonight we reviewed and rehearsed the protocols for Skype interviews. We are getting ready to interview our wonderful candidates. To that end, we also reviewed and worked on preparing interview questions for each candidate. Finally, we brainstormed some question that candidates might ask us and tried to provide answers for them.
Please, continue praying for our Committee members, as we also experience personal challenges and difficulties. Pray for our candidates as we approach the time for interviews. And pray for St. Luke's as a whole, that we may continue to listen to God's leading and fulfilling our call as a community of faith.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue its work to be ready to interview our wonderful candidates. Tonight we practiced and troubleshot Skype technology issues. We also discussed interviewing protocol to ensure Christian hospitality, fairness, and effectiveness. Finally, we continue developing targeted questions for each candidate for Skype interviews to assist in discerning mutual ministry goodness of fit. Please, continue to pray for the work of the committee, its members, the candidates, and St. Luke's as a whole.
The Search Committee gathered tonight to continue its work of discernment. We discussed the candidates that we would like to interview via Skype. The discussion was open and wonderful. We also talk about the calendar for the Skype interviews and the logistics to carry them.
Finally, we worked on developing questions for each candidate. We hope that these questions and the time together with each of our fantastic candidates will help us in discerning where God is leading us and them in this process.
As always, we ask for your prayers for every person involved in the process, and for the coming interviews. May God continue to lead us.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue with the discernment process. We talked about our analysis of the candidates' documentation and discerned who we would invite for Skype interviews. We also talked about a calendar for the next weeks leading to and including the Skype interviews with the candidates. Finally, we began discussions about question development for the Skype interviews to assist in discerning mutual ministry fitness.
We continue to ask for your prayers for the members of the Committee, as this work is intense and enormous. Pray for our priests who continue to guide, equip, and encourage us in our daily walks. Pray for the Vestry, especially for the new members, who have a monumental task of leading the church in this time of transition. Pray for their retreat and planning this coming weekend. Finally, pray for the candidates, their families, ministries, and their own discerning process.
St. Luke's held its Annual Meeting after a great bilingual service. Among many issues presented during the meeting, the Rector Search Committee made a fantastic presentation to update the Parish on the discernment process. You can find here the PDF of the presentation.
The Committee met tonight to continue analyzing candidates' information. The conversations have been inspiring and positive.
We talked about the Search Committee's presentation to the congregation during the Parish meeting on Sunday January 29th. You don't want to miss it. We'll talk about the process so far, where we are and where we are headed.
We continue to talk about our next steps in the discernment process. We still have a long road ahead of us. Please continue to pray for the members of the committee, the candidates, our clergy and staff, and St. Luke's as a whole. May we continue to seek God's face and guidance.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue with the first round of candidate analysis using the candidate's portafolios. The Committee also developed answers to candidates' questions about St. Luke's. Finally, we worked on a Skype interview invitation process.
We are very excited about our candidates and the whole discernment process. Please, pray for the Committee and its members, that God will continue to guide us and give us wisdom for this vital task. Pray for the Vestry members, who carry a great responsibility with the administration and care of our Parish. Pray for our priests and deacon, who continue to guide us and equip us for our life as a parish. And pray for the candidates, who are also discerning what God is calling them to next in their ministries.
The search committee received portfolios on all the candidates and are beginning our first round of candidate analysis. We have 14 candidates who have discerned to move forward with us in the process. For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on a smaller group of candidates to analyze and discuss.
We began planning our presentation for the annual meeting on January 29. We look forward to discussing our next steps.
We have received a list of 22 candidates answering the call to be St. Luke’s rector. We will begin to communicate with them on December 19. While we are more than happy to discuss the Search process, we cannot divulge the names of candidates on or off the list. Please don’t ask, we won’t tell.
As you pray this Advent season, please remember the clergy answering our call, the Search Committee, and the Vestry.
The Rector Search Committee met on November 30. We reviewed plans for drafting Candidate Analysis questions for the Skype interviews. We began developing the Skype interview process and scheduled potential dates in 2017 for the interviews. We approved all the communications materials.
The Rector Search committee met and engaged in a thorough review of process, procedures and forms developed to date. We discussed technology needs for Skype interviews Finally we had an in depth spiritual exercise reviewing the Parish Profile and regarding inclusion of all.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday, November 9 and created a candidate review schedule for January and February. Names will be received until December 2, 2016 and we are pleased with candidate interest thus far.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday October 26. Fr. Dean Farrar shared his personal spiritual journey and of his call to Rector.
The Outreach to Ministry Profile has been completed and submitted to the Reverend Canon Joanna Satorius, of the Los Angeles Diocese Office for Transition Ministry.
As of October 18, 2016, names are being received for the calling of our next Rector. The position was posted on the Episcopal Digital Network at www.episcopaldigitalnetwork.com in addition to St Luke’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Is there someone you would like to recommend as a candidate for Rector? Now is the time to bring names forward! Names can be submitted to Reverend Canon Joanna Satorius at firstname.lastname@example.org or the St. Luke’s Search Committee at email@example.com.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday October 12 and conducted a comprehensive review of the Candidate Analysis proposed procedures established by the subcommittee.
Each of the team members shared their own perspectives on the Parish Profile.
The RSC team leads updated the members on the status of the documents for the Diocese Office for Transition Ministry.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday, September 28, for a final review of the Rector Search Webpage and the Webpage went “Live”.
Led by the candidate analysis subcommittee, the team conducted an initial review of the church profile and received feedback from the team.
The candidate visit subcommittee presented a plan with estimated budgets for candidates to visit St. Luke’s as well as committee members visiting and attending services of the potential candidates.
The Rector Search Committee attended an Anti-Bias Workshop lead by our very own, Tiombe Wallace. This was a wonderfully enriching experience to enlighten and heighten our level of consciousness to open and accepting to all candidates as we work through the discernment process.
The Rector Search Committee conducted informational forums about the search process on Sunday, September 11 after the 8 and 10 o’clock services in English and after the 12:30 service in Spanish which provided an overview of the Search Process.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday, September 7, for a dry run and review of the presentation for the upcoming informational forum about the search process. Additionally, the team discussed logistics of hosting the coffee hour after all three services during the forum.
The Rector Search Committee met on Monday, August 15, 2016 and reviewed the Rector Search webpage outline and input provided by members of the team. The website is nearly completed and ready to go live in September. The committee plans to create a new webpage on the St. Luke’s website homepage.
On Sunday, September 11 after the 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:30pm services, the committee will be holding a forum to learn about the Rector Search Process as we provide a broad outline of our next steps, listen to your comments, and answer any questions.
The committee will be attending an Anti-bias workshop to be held on September 14 to further enrich the team’s discernment experience.
The Rector Search Committee met on Monday, August 1, 2016. We created a website map of the Rector Search tab on the St. Luke’s website and then assigned the responsibilities of content for it.
We discussed the importance of communication and decided on presenting an educational forum for the parish in September to explain the search process.
The subcommittees discussed our communication plan for the parish. We have decided to make regularly scheduled announcements, at each service, to inform the congregation of the committee’s progress and plans.
The Rector Search Committee met on Monday July 18, 2016 to review a lengthy to do list and established our subcommittees to handle the different subjects of the to do list.
We discussed the value of participating an anti-bias workshop and agreed to schedule the workshop within the next month.
The team discussed the importance of communication and to prioritize communication with the parish and the vestry.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the Rector Search Committee met. We considered a deeper understanding of discernment. We reviewed excerpts from the book Grounded in God.
Individuals shared their reflections on the definition of Spiritual Discernment, we discussed listening guidelines, sharing responsibilities, and suggestions for working toward consensus.
The team reviewed an example of an Office of Transitional Ministry (OTM) and developed the first draft of first communication with candidates.
We established communication goals between the Vestry, Diocese, and the Search Committee.
The Rector Search Committee team is currently meeting bi-monthly; our last meeting was on June 22. We continue to do the work and research necessary to move St. Luke’s forward in our search for a Rector. We have reviewed the Discernment (Search Committee Process) and have participated in several spiritual exercises that remind us how we are all important in this process and we all have gifts to share. As a team, we are mindful of and discussed the importance of collaboration with the Vestry.
We are developing a task-based timeline of the Search Process, which has been informed by conversations with two other churches that have recently completed this process.
The Search Committee team is committed and actively engaging in providing consistent and regular communication to the parish. We appreciate your continued support and prayers as we travel this path together.
The Rector Search Committee met on Wednesday, June 8 to review the Discernment (Search Committee Process) based on a meeting with the dioceses.
The leadership team conducted a spiritual reflection and we are working to communicate regularly with the parish. Notices will be published in the St. Luke’s weekly newsletter.
The Rector Search Committee met on May Wednesday, May 25. We read and discussed “A Fable” as part of our discernment exercise. A great first exercise to help us think about how to be a team.
Kay Lindahl provided an update from the Profile Committee as well as a wealth of information on the search process and available resources.
Resources we will acquire and read are Discerning God’s Will Together and Calling Clergy – A Spiritual and Practical Guide Through the Search Process