Rector Search

Rector Search Committee

Search Committee June Update:

Fellow Parishioners:

Our search for a new Rector for St. Paul’s proceeds with all deliberate speed. The deadline for applications passed on May 20. Canon Matt Stockard let us know that an ample number of good applications have been received and reviewed by his office.

Your Search Committee met with Canon Stockard on June 3 to go over the mechanics of evaluating the applicants and interacting with them as a committee. Our next meeting with Matt will be on June 24, at which time we are due to receive all the applications and supporting materials.

At that point, Search Committee members will begin the process of interviewing prospects and winnowing the field to three finalists, whose names, in accordance with Canon Law, will be submitted to Bishop Rob Skirving for formal background checks.

Thereafter, the committee will meet again and, as a group, select one candidate to recommend to the Vestry. The Vestry will conduct its own discernment conversation and, at its discretion, interview the recommended priest before electing a Rector.

We will update you again when there is news to report. We hope you understand that the names of candidates must be kept in confidence until the process is complete and the Vestry is able to announce the new Rector.


Rob MacArthur