January 9, 2020 Update
The Rector’s Search Committee met again on January 6th continuing their posting and gathering processes. The committee has now posted the position requirements through the Diocese and the national ACNA websites. They have delivered candidates’ names gathered on our parish survey to the Bishop for review and have contacted each of the candidates suggested by the Bishop. Candidates have responded and the period for response is still open.
The committee is moving to the next step in our process of gathering candidate resumes and references, listening to example sermons, and telephonically interviewing each candidate.
The committee is happy to report we are well on our way in our search process and request each parishioner to participate in praying for guidance in our selection of the best Rector for Prince George.
December 19th Update
The Search Committee prayerfully continues its work to find our next rector. Having received 153 surveys, we are encouraged by your support and prayers. This information will help define us as a Parish, the results having been incorporated into our newly-updated Parish Profile.
Our co-chairs have met with Bishop Lawrence and were given names of six prospective candidates, and the parish survey results suggested 13 names. In addition, we are posting the position on the Diocesan and ACNA websites. We are currently in the process of making contact with prospective candidates and providing them with copies of our profile.
We look forward to continuing our search in the new year and ask for continued prayers that the Committee be guided in selecting a faithful rector who will care for our parish, equip us for our ministries, and further His kingdom at Prince George.
November 21st Update
The Search Committee continued their work this week finalizing both the Parish Survey and the Parish Profile along with establishing listening sessions for direct input from parishioners.
Please look for the Survey in your email this Friday, November 21st. It can be taken online and will immediately be tabulated for the committee to use. This is the easiest and fastest way to take and return the survey ( 4 minutes). If you need a hard copy, they will be available in the Narthex this Sunday. You must return the hard copies to the church office or the Narthex the following Sunday. For a mailed copy please contact the Church office. Please help the committee by filling out your survey so they can go to the next step in our search and hire process.
In addition, the Search Committee will be hosting a Listening Day on Wednesday, December 4th. Two sessions will be offered, one at 4pm and the other at 7pm, both in the Parish Hall. The purpose of the event will be to hear what church members have to say concerning the search for a new rector. Committee members will report suggestions, comments and concerns back to the whole Rector Search Committee for consideration as we move forward in the process of selecting our next rector.
Please continue to pray for our Search Committee and our selection of the Rector that God has chosen for us.
November 14th Update
The Search Committee met for the second time this past week. Co-chairpersons, Norma Grimes and Jamie Beard were thanked for stepping forward to lead the committee.
Members immediately began working on the initial tasks of providing our parish with input to the process via a questionnaire. This should be available soon to take online or to mail in. The committee will also establish listening sessions for parishioners to speak directly to the committee. In addition, the committee started the task of updating the Parish Profile so that candidates will have a good description of our church and its mission. Pray for our search committee to help God's choice to find our church.
November 7th Update
I would like to inform the members of Prince George Church that the vestry has been working on the process of selecting a new Rector Search Committee. Our prayers in the selecting of our Search Committee has been a foremost priority.
The process began at the vestry meeting on Oct. 8, 2019. The number of committee members, along with how candidates would be selected, was discussed. It was decided that the committee would consist of 8 non-vestry members and 4 vestry members. After considering an excellent list of possible committee members, the vestry narrowed down the list and contacted those ‘candidates’. They were each asked to pray for the week about this call to serve before giving their answer to the Vestry.
I am pleased to announce the following members of the 2019 Rector Search Committee.
Non-Vestry members are:
• Jamie Beard
• Mary Ann Coker
• Norma Grimes
• Tory Mackey
• Walter McElveen
• Danny Morgan
• Stephanie Oxner
• Dave Starnes.
Vestry members are:
• George Geer
• John Stalvey
• Kelly Stuckey
• Perry Collins
Please pray for this committee to receive wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit as they seek who God wants us to call to be the next rector of Prince George Church. A Chair and Co-Chair will be decided at our meeting of the Search Committee on Monday, November 11.
Perry Collins, Senior Warden