St. George’s has begun the Search for a New Rector
With the departure of Rector Calvin Sanborn, the Search Committee is charged with the tasks necessary to outline, conduct, and complete a search for the ideal replacement. To this end, they have entered into a prayerful search process in accordance with diocesan policies. While communicating regularly with the Vestry and full congregation, they have established rules for confidentiality and discretion in regards to the business dealt with by the committee. Input from the community is of the utmost importance, therefore the committee will work to gain an understanding of the congregation’s vision and expectations for the next rector.
To this end, the committee encourages members of the congregation to fill out the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) questions. These 12 questions are prepared by the Diocese to help congregations narrow down what they are looking for in a new priest. The questions are a part of what’s called the Office of Transition Ministry Portfolio. Later in our search process, potential candidates will provide answers to these very same 12 questions, so that both the candidate and the parish finds what they are looking for in each other.
(If you have not yet answered these questions, please click on the link below. You can print and complete them at home and bring them to the church at your convenience.)
It is the responsibility of the Search Committee to work for the good of the community to form processes that will identify and select the best candidate. Once, a selection has been made, after fair and open interviews, the Search Committee will prayerfully select one candidate to be presented to the Vestry. It is the Vestry who will elect and call the Rector.
Meet the Search Committee
Janie Sweeney co-chair, Robert Palmer co-chair, David Burke, Nancy Daigle, Nancy Davison, Barbara Early, Bobbie Gray, Kathryn Yingst
For more information on the transitional processes please consult the Guide for Clergy Transition, put forth by the Episcopal Church in Maine.