Nov. 26, 2019 Transition Update #3
With the beginning of Advent we begin a new Church year and we are in a very good place in our Rector transition process. Much has occurred in the past month, most of it ‘behind the scenes’ and administrative in nature, but we have accomplished a great deal. Your Rector Call Committee was formed under the very capable leadership of co-chairs Julie Young and Matt Rich. With guidance from the Vestry and Rev Laura Sheridan-Campbell, Diocesan Canon for Transition, they had their first formal meeting on November 17.
Work is already underway for a series of Listening Sessions and a detailed Congregational Survey in which you will all have the opportunity to participate. These are extremely important steps as this is how we will gauge the sense of the parish regarding who we are, what we believe, what we want for Christ Church and the Day School in the future, and what we are searching for in a rector to lead us there. We need to gauge our strengths and our weaknesses. Details can be found HERE.
I strongly urge each of you to take the time to participate in both Listening Sessions and the survey. It is your chance to express your concerns and opinions in regard to deciding the future of Christ Church. In the Church office, Sandy Anderson has assumed the duties of the Executive Assistant to the Rector after Kathleen Ireland’s retirement. The Diocese has performed audits of church property, finances, and human resource programs required for a change of rector. We are simultaneously wrapping up our annual Stewardship campaign.
Many thanks to all of you who have pledged this year. Pledging is essential to our ability to budget for the coming year. I’ve saved the best for last. Today Rev Mike Tinnon joins us officially as our interim rector. You’ve all had the opportunity to read his bio so I’ll simply say that we are very blessed to have Mike, with his deep faith and wealth of experience in the interim priest role, as a steady hand on the helm.
Yours in Christ,