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
The Rector Search Committee team held our first meeting on Wednesday May 11. We spent some good time getting to know each other through a spiritual exercise and sharing our personal journeys to St. Luke’s, and establishing leadership roles and divisions of labor.
We will be meeting bimonthly as we do the research and work needed to receive the Parish Profile and to carry it forward in the search for the Rector who will be the very best fit for St. Luke's.
Thank you for all your energy and prayers as we travel along this important path together.