Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We've Found Our New Rector!

Senior Warden ke Chiang "John" Hsieh makes the announcement
as interim rector Fr. Richard Mallory looks on.
Dear fellow parishioners,

We are delighted to tell you that we have a new Rector!

After the Nominating Committee had interviewed all five applicants on Skype, three were given a second in-depth interview, the Committee sent the strongest applicant’s name to the Vestry.

After two days of intense conversations and interactions with the finalist in person, the Vestry enthusiastically embraced him and requested our Bishop Kirk Smith to issue him the call to be our Rector. The finalist enthusiastically accepted the call, all on the same day.

The new Rector signed the Letter of Agreement on 20 June; our Treasurer and Senior Warden signed the same document on 23 June; and our Bishop received and approved it on 24 June. A new relationship is established!

Who our new Rector is will be revealed on the day he informs this current congregation of his leaving them.* Any earlier release of his identity would be a breach of confidence and disallowing him from completing his pastoral duty to his flock. Please keep him, his current congregation and this congregation in your prayers. Please remember, as imitators of Christ, let all our thoughts, words and deeds be that of love, trust and hope.

Thank you for your patience and support throughout this process. Your continuing prayers are needed as always.

Peace of the Lord be with you.

Your Vestry
*Remember when Fr. John Smith informed us before he left us for retirement? The protocol is similar and should be respected.