Rector Search

We are currently seeking a new rector. This page will be used to share updates about our process, as well as links to various documents related to our search. Thank you for your continued prayers for our search committee, our parish, and our new rector.

The Rector Search Committee is continuing to move towards our goal of calling a new Rector.  We have narrowed the candidate pool down, submitted that group to the Diocese, for their vetting and approval of the slate and are in the process of doing 90 minute, highly detailed video conference interviews with the best of the candidates, as well as viewing sermons on YouTube and using other tools.  The committee will also be sending members to see these candidates preach, and attend their coffee hours as part of the final stage of our process.  Once that is completed, the committee will decide on a small group of finalists (likely 2-3) and submit those to the Vestry (and Diocese), in early June.  The Vestry will then do the final assessment of those candidates, face to face interviews at Grace Church, host a dinner and a tour, pray for guidance and call the new Rector.  We are on schedule and have outstanding candidates.

May 12, 2019

APRIL 21, 2019

The Rector Search Committee is making excellent progress.  We received a substantial number of qualified applicants which have been evaluated carefully by the committee.  The candidate pool has been narrowed down to a smaller group and that list was submitted to the Diocese, which has vetted them internally and approved them. Our next step is to interview and complete more detailed evaluations of this group, in order to submit our three finalists to the Vestry, which will then evaluate the finalists, make the ultimate decision and call our next Rector.  We are on schedule and have an excellent group of candidates to choose from.

APRIL 2, 2019

The committee is happy to report that we have reached the end of the “Receiving Names” portion of the search process, and that we have gotten a substantial number of high quality applications.  We will now begin the process of evaluating in detail each candidate, which will include reviewing the resumes and other submitted materials and doing preliminary phone interviews, leading to face to face or SKYPE interviews with a smaller group of the best candidates. Because of the confidentially required by the Diocese we will not be able to share any details about the candidates, or even the number of applications at any point in our process, but we can tell you we have a very high quality group of interested and talented candidates.

February 6, 2019

Note from the Grace Church Rector Search Committee:  The committee has finished the parish profile and the position has been posted on the national website, where candidates may apply.  We will be beginning the candidate evaluation process soon.  You may refer to the “Journey Through Change” pdf (Click here) to follow the process, or speak to a committee member for an update keeping in mind the confidentiality parameters of the search.