The Rector Search Committee is pleased to share that we have reached an important milestone in our discernment process. We will be conducting site visits with our candidates the weekends of May 6th–7th and May 12th–14th. In preparation for our site visits, we have confirmed travel and site visit details along with finalizing questions for candidates. Thank you for your support and prayers.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue with our work of discernment. We confirmed travel and site visit details. We also finalized questions for candidates during the site visits. And we also talked about questions for parishioner references. Please, continue praying for the process, the members of the committee, our candidates, and our Parish.
The Search Committee continues to meet weekly as we prepare to conduct site visits with candidates, which we hope to have completed by the end of May. We have developed the format of the site visits with candidates and formed teams of three for the visitations. Planning for the hand-off retreat with the Vestry and the timeline for our May and June meetings have been completed.
Confidentiality: Please don't ask, because we won't tell. We can't tell.
The Search Committee would like to remind you to respect the space and honor the confidentiality of the process we are working thru. If you have information about candidates hold them in your heart and pray for them as they discern this important step in their spiritual journey.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue our work of discernment. We developed the format for evaluating candidates at site visits in the coming weeks. Worked on a thorough time line for May and June. Begin to plan our retreat with the Vestry. Please, continue to pray for the entire discernment process. Every week we are closer to discovering who God has prepared to be our rector. Pray for the Committee as it has been a long and difficult process. Pray for our clergy who are doing a fantastic work of taking care of St. Luke's.
The Rector Search Committee met tonight to continue our work of discernment. We developed the format for our visits of the candidates' parishes. We also formed teams of three for site visits. Finally, we had in-depth discussions about our candidates. Please, continue to pray for the entire discernment process. Every week we are closer to discovering who God has prepared to be our rector. Pray for the Committee as it has been a long and difficult process. Pray for our clergy who are doing a fantastic work of taking care of St. Luke's.
We have completed Skype conversations with the candidates. The conversations were deeply rewarding and enriching. We are now in a period of mutual discernment as we consider the next step in the process, which is the site visit. The best way you can help the Rector Search Committee is by praying.
Assist us, Lord, in living hopefully into the future. In the face of change, help us to set unnecessary fears aside and to recognize our potential for creative response. Help us to develop a reasonable optimism when confronted by “the new” and to guard against our own defensiveness. Be with us as we remember and celebrate former times, and keep us from unreasonable yearning for them, which takes us from the work you have set before us in our time. All this we ask in the name of your Child, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
As of Wednesday, March 22, the Search Committee has completed Skype conversations with the candidates. We are now in a period of mutual discernment as we consider the next step in the process, which is the site visit. We would like to thank our families for their understanding and support.
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 email@example.com or the St. Luke’s Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.