The Diocesan Profile
The Search and Nomination Committee held meetings on June 30 at St. Paul’s Brighton and July 21 at St. John’s in Plymouth. We would like to express our appreciation to those churches for hosting us and to all of the churches that hosted listening sessions over the past few months.
On July 14 the diocesan survey was closed. We had well over 500 responses and thank everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. Thanks also to the volunteers who entered responses from the paper surveys.
Our task now is to take all of this rich data and to use it in the creation of a profile of our diocese. We will be working with Anna Schroen, our wonderful Diocesan Director of Communications, to create a web-based profile. The profile will include the following sections:
- In Ages Past
- Who We Are
- The Road Ahead
- Walk With Us/Whom We Seek
We plan to have a draft of the profile by our next meeting on August 25 and to release the profile on September 30. The profile will also have a link to a nomination form and an application form with questions for potential candidates.
We will welcome back our Search Consultant, the Rev. Kim Jackson, on September 22 for training in interviewing.
We have a few requests for members of the diocese during this exciting period:
- Please continue to pray for us and this transition process.
- Please send us high quality photographs of ministries in the diocese or your congregation that might be useful in the profile. (Send to email@example.com.)
- When it comes time to open the process for nominations, please reach out to priests you may know who would be good candidates and invite them to apply or to allow you to nominate them. We really hope to have a pool of excellent and diverse candidates and we need your help.
Eric Williams, Chairperson