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Parish Profile Launched

By October 19, 2022November 18th, 2022No Comments

October 19, 2022

Dear Parishioners,

We have now reached a key period in our Rector search timeline. Today, our Parish Profile was posted online on our St. James’ website as well as the Diocesan website and Episcopal News Service. You can view the Profile here.

The Profile is a result of much prayer and work by the RSC, our Clergy, the Wardens, the Vestry and with guidance from the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Vital work was done by St. James’ parishioners who offered much direction in our summer survey and our Parish meeting. We thank you and appreciate the many who contributed to telling the story of who we are, how we live, and where God is leading us.

The Profile is accessible to all interested applicants, with instructions on how to apply through November 18.

After the RSC reviews all applicants’ materials, we will begin to narrow the field of those interested to those who have a Jesus-centered spiritual life, leadership agility, and relevant experience that will best lead St. James’. We will interview candidates and then narrow the list again. Those applicants will be asked to come to New York in early 2023 for in-person meetings over the course of two days.

From those interviews, the RSC will select two to three candidates to present to the Vestry for interviews and selection of the next Rector of St. James’. We continue to expect the process to continue through early spring.

During this time, we continue to ask for your prayers as we discern with our minds and our hearts the candidates, one of whom will lead St. James’ in our continued life of Christ.

With appreciation,

Your Rector Search Committee

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