We took four months to complete our Discernment Process, looking inward and exploring what God is calling us to be in our next chapter. We hosted over 20 individual focus groups among parishioners, community members, staff and clergy. The Holy Spirit was among us at every step and our learning was robust.
Our Communications Committee sends frequent parish-wide email updates, branded “SearchLight,” to keep our parishioners up to date on our transition news and process.
Our Prayer Committee emails a daily prayer mediation to the entire Transition Team, Clergy and Vestry. It also host a weekly conference call to pray collectively for the Parish and the team. One of its beautiful prayers is offered by the Congregation each week during the Eucharist service.
Our Recruitment Committee manages the application process, reviews candidates and conducts interviews.
And our Hospitality Committee is working to ensure the Parish feels connected during this time of Transition and at the time of candidate visits, will host and welcome them to Saint Luke’s. Our Hospitality Committee will also ensure the selected Rector is welcomed, and has an easy transition to our wonderful Parish.
Saint Luke's Transition Prayer
We thank You for your guidance thus far and now ask for Your abiding presence to guide us as we seek our next Rector for our beloved Parish. Fill the Recruitment Team with Your wisdom and clarity as they faithfully carry out the work You have called them to do. Fill the Hospitality Team with Your energy and creativity as they warmly welcome each candidate. Open our hearts and minds as You help us draw closer to You. Empower each of us to fully participate in Your divine purpose, just as generations before us followed Your call. Wrap Your loving arms around our Saint Luke’s, as we lean on You for guidance. Thank you for Your unconditional love and amazing grace, day by day.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
SAINT LUKE’S Parish Transition Team
Brian Van Elslander
Terrie Van de Graaf
Tiffany Van Elslander