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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Discernment Committee Making Steady Progress


Greetings from the discernment committee! We are knee-deep in the interview process, with nine meeting and over 40 hours of group work put into our task already. It is truly an enriching experience and we all have been enjoying our work. As you know we can’t share any details on our candidates, but we have an excellent group of potential choices and are confident that God will show us the correct person to be our new spiritual leader. We are moving through the interview process on schedule and are narrowing down our candidate pool as we go. It looks like we will be able to begin visiting candidates during the summer and are on-track to call our new rector by the fall. All of us feel blessed to have the privilege to serve St. Luke’s and all of you in this process and we take our responsibility very seriously. We feel the Holy Spirit moving among us. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.

RESURRECTION ALL AROUND

As I write this, we have just celebrated a glorious Easter Day, with splendid music and worship, children in their new Easter outfits, and the joy of an egg hunt in the sunshine. Now, I’m finishing up final preparations for our trip to Italy.

However, by the time you read this, I will be home again and we will be half-way through the Great Fifty Days of Easter. This time of year can be so busy – more so than Christmas, I think – and it’s easy to forget that Easter is a whole season, not just a day. We are still celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Discernment Committee Reviewing 1st Round of Candidates

By Austin Williams

At the beginning of March the discernment committee received names and profile information for the candidates for our new priest. Throughout the month we have been reviewing candidate information and meeting to discuss and discern which of them we will invite to continue the interview process. Working through so many talented and excellent candidates and giving each profile the attention that it deserves has been quite a task! We have now moved on to narrowing the candidate pool down so we can conduct our first round of interviews. We’ve posted a timeline in Parish Hall above the Vestry table to explain all the steps in our process and show you how we plan to move through them. Our hope is to be ready to call a new rector in the fall. The committee is excited about our progress and eager to uncover the person that God has chosen for St. Lukes’. Please keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers; we will need your support and encouragement to prayerfully discern the person God has set out for us.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Search Committee Begins Work of Finding Our New Priest

The search committee has begun the difficult task of discerning a new priest for St. Luke’s. We are honored to have the privilege and the responsibility of finding our next pastor. This is a process of transition for the entire church and we believe everyone should be as informed and involved as possible. First things first: introductions. The search committee is made up of Margaret Hoyer, Chris Huss, Cindy Miller, Stephen Gorham, Julie Christoph, Betsy Johnson and myself along with a wonderful representative from the diocese.

We will receive candidate names in early March. We have spent the last month getting to know one another, learning about the search committee process, and planning out our next steps. Our goal is to be finished by the fall and we are planning our timeline with that target date in mind. However, we have agreed that the most important part of our task is finding the person that God has chosen to lead our church. This is not a hiring committee. We are going through a mutual discernment as we try to find the right person for St. Luke’s and they try to find us.

We want to be as open as possible with the church community during this transition, but confidentiality requirements prevent us from sharing any details about the candidates themselves. So feel free to ask us about what we are doing and how the search is going, but please understand that there are some details we will not be able to share. We will give you regular updates on our progress in church, in the Bridge, and here online. If you have questions, please find one of us at coffee hour and we’d be happy to speak to you. Finally, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers these next several months. We cannot do it all without your support.