Search Committee Update
AUGUST 19, 2018 - Your search committee held our first meeting on August 4th.  We reviewed the process we will follow as we search for our next rector.  We're committed to keeping everyone updated along the way, however we hope you will understand that some of our work will be confidential. The process is a lengthy one, so please be patient with us along the way.  At our next meeting on August 25th we will begin to lay out a plan to develop our parish profile which is the first step of the process.  We will be asking for input from everyone associated with our church, and we hope you will participate!
- Lori Vella and Scott Wilson, Co-Chairs

AUGUST 25, 2018 - The dedicated team of people met on Saturday, August 25th from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.   As a group, we learned about the process of putting together a Parish Profile, which is an informative narrative about our parish.  The document is something interested applicants will read in order to catch a glimpse of what Church of the Resurrection and we, as a Community of Faith, are all about and what we are looking for in our next Rector.  We are still in the "learning the process" phase with help from our Interim Rector and the Transitional Minister of the Diocese. It is slow, but steady work.  After we have completed this phase, the work of the gathering relevant information from members of our congregation will begin.  Stay tuned!
- Laura Gianello, Search Committee Member

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 -

Sounds a lot like the Search & Rescue Teams that go out into the wilderness with their dogs to find people, right? Well, it is kind of like that (except for the dogs). 


But there are similarities:

  • We both go through training and education.
  • We both pack “kits” with tools needed for the search.
  • We both have support and help from others.
  • We both expect great results.

During monthly meetings, our Rector Search Team has gone through training and education. Now, we will meet twice a month as we gather information and the tools needed to help us in our search. All of this good work is done with the help and support from Kathy, our Interim, and Denise, the Diocesan Transition Minister.


It is important to remember that finding our next Rector is going to take time and we will work on it as long as it takes. The Rev. Bruce Smith was at Church of the Resurrection for 31 years and you just do not replace that quickly. 


Please hold the Rector Search Team and our entire Community of Faith in your prayers during this time of transition. We will be sure to reach out to you when your help is needed. And who knows? We may even need to borrow a dog or two!

- Laura Gianello, Search Committee Member

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

The Rector Search Committee met for two hours on Saturday morning, 09-22. The committee is currently working to determine the best methods and a timeline for gathering and synthesizing parish input. We expect to schedule a Community of Faith meeting in the coming weeks to share the process for moving forward. 
Sheila Hassell Hughes, Search Committee Member

October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018
The Rector Search Committee met on October 9th to continue our work to search for our next rector. A critical next step in the search process is gathering input on who we are as a Community of Faith, what we value and where we want to go.  Your input will be compiled and shared with potential candidates for our next Rector to help them understand our Church.
What we need from you:  We are arranging for everyone to share your views by completing a confidential online survey called the Church Assessment Tool ( or CAT).

How you complete the survey: You will have access to complete the survey from October 21st through November 18th, 2018.
What if you have questions:  Please contact anyone on the search committee if you have questions or need assistance completing the online survey.  We will provide additional information on the CAT immediately after both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Church services on Sunday, October 21st.