Rector Transition

A message from the wardens on our new rector

St. Paul’s discernment technically began in mid-August, after Rev. Steven Teague concluded his career of full-time ministry with nine years at St. Paul’s and returned with his wife Karen to his home state of North Carolina. In a spiritual sense, the discernment process actually began (unknowingly, perhaps) in St. Paul’s VIVA discussions several years earlier, […]

Our call has been accepted!

Many months of prayerful discernment have led us to an exciting and special place:  Our Vestry issued a call to our chosen rector candidate and that call has been accepted, with the blessing of our Bishop. The official announcement of our new rector will be this Sunday, April 30th.  Come to the 8  a.m and 10:15 a.m. […]

Getting familiar with our candidates!

Senior Warden Carrie Barbee spoke at the two services on the Sunday before Christmas and shared the “exciting news” that our Discernment Committee has all of the names and profiles the candidates it will consider to become St. Paul’s next Rector. After a slight pause for the busy Advent and Christmas season, phone and video interviews with […]

Sharing our story with our future rector

For months, members of the St. Paul’s community have heard about the Discernment Committee’s work on our Portfolio — the document churches in our position use (along with our web sites, of course) to introduce ourselves to potential rector candidates. In addition a range of vital statistics about our parish, the Portfolio includes thoughtful — and […]

The Discernment (not Search) Committee

If you’ve been listening closely to announcements and updates at recent services, you may have noticed that what was called the “Search Committee” during previous transition periods at St. Paul’s is now called the Discernment Committee. That fits a trend that’s taken hold in Episcopal churches nationwide and reflects the understanding that the process we’re […]

Exploring discernment with Peggy Bean

This morning, we’ll welcome diocesan transition officer Peggy Bean at 9 a.m. this morning in the Community Room for a discussion on the discernment process that will lead us to our next rector. So bring your ideas, hopes, dreams and prayers to help inform our church community’s effort to find a new rector who’s a […]

Parable of the Trapeze

Bishop Miller met with the parish at the Adult Formation hour today to answer questions about transition.  As with every time Steve Filmanowicz and I have met with him or Peggy Bean, our diocesan Transition Minister, we come away feeling supported and ready to move through this process.  I hope today’s event was helpful to those […]