Our Rector Search Committee is completing the Self Study phase, and is working on the Parish Profile.
An Update from the Chair of the Rector Search Committee, Heather Fain Schaefer:
The Epiphany Search Committee has been finalized and is gearing up to engage in the important work of finding our parish’s next rector. I’m grateful to everyone who raised their hand to join the effort. I was looking for 5-7 people with a wide range of perspectives and several years of history with the church. It is standard practice to have vestry members on the committee, but for a church of our size, it’s usually not more than two. The committee members who have agreed to serve are:
Each of these parishioners bring skills and energy to our collective work; each of them have exhibited fierce commitment to the church. I’m very much looking forward to working with them over the coming months.
The first phase of a rector search is one self study. Now that the search committee is finalized, we will begin organizing a series of parish meetings and surveys that will inform the creation of a parish profile. The parish profile documents every aspect of a church’s life: worship style, community outreach, stewardship, programs for children and youth (including CEDS), music, facilities, special traditions, annual budget, our larger neighborhood, and more. Prospective candidates will have their first glimpse of life at Epiphany through this profile. Watch the Manifest and weekly emails for updates on how everyone in our community can participate. Having many voices represented in the parish profile will be the best way to show candidates our historic and vibrant community. I ask for all of your prayers and support as we begin this journey.
Heather Fain Schaefer