Calling Our Next Rector: Update October 10, 2017
CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE: October 10
Calling Our Next Rector: Status Update
Mike Scott from the Call Committee provided this update on October 10 regarding the search for our new Rector.
Members of the Call Committee are in the process of visiting each of our three finalist candidates for the next Rector of Grace Church. One team has visited a candidate on the West Coast. Another team is visiting a candidate in the Interior Northwest this weekend. And, in two weeks, a team will visit our third candidate on the East Coast. Following those visits, we expect to invite one or two of the candidates to meet with us and a small number of other members of the Grace family as together we discern who we will recommend to the Vestry to serve as our next Rector. Please continue to hold us and our candidates in your prayers.
We will post information as we receive it in our eNews and here on this page.
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