Search Committee Chosen
Posted on January 28, 2013
The Diocese of Georgia has guidelines for the intervening period between the time a rector leaves a parish and a new rector is called. That period calls for an interim rector to guide the congregation through a time of self-study that results in writing a parish profile document, forming a search committee, and conducting a national search for a new rector. The Transition Handbook is available online at on Handbook is available online at (http://gaepiscopal. org/docs/TransitionHandbook.pdf).After much consideration, the Vestry selected the search committee from our parishioners at a meeting on January 21. They are: Dr. Phyllis Holland, chair; Jeani Synyard, vestry liaison; Michael Black, Allan Dear, Mike Tanner, Helen Tucker, and Nikki Yarbrough.
The next step in the process is to examine where we are as a parish, where we have been and what God is calling us to do in the future. The information we gather is necessary to guide the search committee as well as to inform prospective candidates about our church. This Congregational Self-Study and Assessment process will begin with two forums: the first at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31st; and the second at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5th. Everyone in the parish is encouraged to attend one of these meetings and to participate in the discussions that will take place. The information gathered in these meetings and in future focus groups will be compiled into a Parish Profile that will be posted online as a part of the overall search process.
“The Search Committee will have organizational and clerical duties for the search, but the search process is truly a parish-wide activity, “ said Phyllis Holland. “The forums scheduled for January 31 and February 5 are critical to developing an understanding of who we are as a parish and the skills we are seeking in a rector. Please make attendance and participation in one of these discussions a priority. The forums are the first step in producing a parish profile which is central to recruiting candidates for the position,” she concluded.