Search Committee Information
by Steve Roberts
Senior Warden, 2012
Posted January 2, 2013
Phyllis Holland, who has been confirmed as chair of the search committee, postponed selection of the full committee until early January because of the time crunch of busy holiday schedules. She has called a January 3 meeting of the selection committee to choose the five parishioners to join her and vestry liaison Jeani Synyard on the search committee. That list will be presented to the vestry at its January 21 meeting for approval or rejection.
Keep in mind, the work of the committee will be intensive. The first task will be to prepare a descriptive booklet about our parish called a Parish Profile. Quoting the diocesan transition handbook: “The profile is used to introduce prospective candidates to the parish and the local community. Topics addressed may include mission or identity statement, a history of the parish, a description of the Diocese of Georgia, the community where the parish is located, parish programs, distinctive features of the parish, finances and stewardship, facilities, staffing, key statistics (membership, worship attendance, etc.) goals, and desired characteristics of the next rector.” As you can see, the work of the committee will be intensive and time consuming. Support from the entire parish is critical. Please be involved, respond positively when called upon, offer constructive suggestions and criticism, and keep the committee in your daily prayers.