Calling Our Next Rector
CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE: July 30, 2017
Calling Our Next Rector: Status Update
Mike Scott from the Call Committee gave an update to the congregation last Sunday, July 30 regarding the search for our new Rector.
At the beginning of July the committee, consisting of 14 men and women of different ages and backgrounds, received 18 applications from a very talented gifted and diverse group of priests from across the country.
Over the past four weeks they have dug in, read, researched, listened to sermons, contemplated, prayed, talked and decided to now focus on five applicants.
The Call Committee will now interview the applicants in the coming weeks via Skype and are asking for your prayers of wisdom, inspiration and clarity as they and the applicants continue the discernment process.
We will post information as we receive it in our eNews and on the Grace website
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we look forward to our twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations at Grace Church, and prepare to call a new rector, we are keenly aware of the value of three important action steps our Church has just taken:
- We’ve looked to the past to remember who we’ve been
- We’ve looked to the present to understand who we are now
- We’ve looked to the future to discern and embrace God’s call for us.
With the help of our Discovery Team, and with data from group discussions with more than 200 Grace members, we have prepared our Parish Profile. We believe it fairly represents who we are today, gives insight into our history, and reveals our parish’s longing to find and follow God’s next call for Grace.
We invite priests who are interested in our call for a position as rector of Grace Church to get acquainted with us via these pages. Then please read Our Next Rector at the end of the document to decide whether you might fit with our hopes and with the requirements of our Diocese.
We offer Grace’s new rector a welcoming and engaged congregation eager for new leadership, a beautiful facility on a scenic island only a short ferry ride away from Seattle, schools that are among the very best in the state, an educated and progressive community, and a rare opportunity to be a big part of something very special.
Let us hear from you!
Jane Crane, Warden
Tom Tyner, Warden
To view our Parish Profile Document Online, Click Here.
To download our Parish Profile text document: 2017.06.03 Grace Bainbridge Island Parish Profile