In September, Emmanuel's Vesty elected members of a Search Committee to seek a priest in charge to lead Emmanuel's continued growth as a parish community. These individuals were nominated to the Vestry by the Wardens. Every effort was made to reflect the diversity of our parish in this Committee which will be chaired by Lisa Enright and Bill Coffee. Our diocesan consultant is Father Jim Steen.
Search Committee pictured left to right. Front Row: Susan Cox, Mary Borge, Sue Jasiak, Father Steen and Tony Enriquez. Middle Row: Bill Sprague, Lisa Enright, Bill Coffee and Marc O’Brien. Third Row: Jean Owen, Hendrik Noth, Penny Longo and Samantha Brenneman.
December, 2013 Progress Report:
The Committee has surveyed the parish about itself and its needs and objectives relevant to selecting a new priest in charge. A summary of the results of that survey have been distributed to the parish. The Committee has also conducted small group discussions with parishioners about the future of Emmanuel, its mission and qualities which are important to the parish for its priest. The results of these meetings, along with the survey, are being analyzed by the Committee to create a Parish Profile. This document will serve as our "job description" for candidates for the position. It is the Committee's intention to complete the Parish Profile by January 2014.
The goal of the Committee is to call a priest in charge for the Vestry to approve by June 2014.