Rector Search Process
The Rev. Stephen A. Fales, Rector, announced his retirement effective June 30, 2017. Thereafter we will enter a transition period of 18 to 24 months as we seek to discern God's will for our church and call a new rector. We will follow the Transition Stages and Prayer process explained in the graphic below. The graphic and process came to us from the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis and Southern Indiana.
Transition Stages and Prayer
- There are four transition stages and prayer. Each is comprised of seven steps, which correlate to the Anglican Rosary. We will use Rosary graphic to follow our progress.
Pray for faith-filled endings and preparation
2. Congregational Self-Discernment
Pray for Search Committee and Discernment of who God is calling church to be
3. Discernment for New Prient
Pray for Search Committee and Candidates in Discernment
4. Call to New Ministry
Pray for Priest's Call & Thanksgiving for Search Committee
Currently we are in stage 1. We have notified the Bishop's Office. The Diocesan Canon for Transitions has met with the Vestry and the parish to explain the process. Other steps in this stage will begin after we bid farewell to Father Steve at the end of June.
Visit this page frequently to follow the transition process.
Download the Transition Stages & Prayer document to view the steps.