From the Search Committee
May 6, 2019
From the Search Committee,
As our committee chaplain, Bill Scarpaci, regularly reminds us, the work of the search committee for Emmanuel’s next rector is fundamentally a spiritual journey. We are not tasked simply with hiring an individual for a job; rather, we are discerning the future that God is calling our parish into and the person who, with the Holy Spirit, will guide us into it. We are humbled by this commission and thank our church family for their trust.
Our search committee represents many different facets of our parish: some have called Emmanuel home for more than 30 years; others joined the church in the last two years; former Catholics and former Evangelicals serve alongside cradle Episcopalians; Millennials and Boomers, singles and grandparents, gay and straight, conservatives and progressives, high church and low, we are Emmanuel. The longer our committee journeys together, the clearer our sense of the heart and soul of Emmanuel becomes.
We are engaged.
We are adaptable.
We are hospitable.
We are inclusive.
On May 6, 2019 the diocese posted Emmanuel's job documents and began receiving applications. The search committee will begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews in early summer. We thank you for your patience and trust as we continue our work. We also ask that you pray with us and for us:
Almighty God --
You who participates in all life
And in every act of creation,
As we envision our hopes and dreams for Emmanuel Church,
Embrace us as we pause and reflect:
Upon this fragile, disruptive, uncertain life,
Awakening in us that love is stronger than death;
Upon this astonishing life, awakening in us a sense
Of oneness with things eternal;
Upon this grace-filled life, awakening in us a reverence for Jesus and all the holy souls who taught us truth and righteousness.
As we covenant with each other,
May Your Love sustain us:
For no frustration will discourage, dismay, or dishearten us when we retain our faith in You and each other.
This we pray.
~ Amen (prayer by Bill Scarpaci)
Phil James and Mary Kaull, co-chair, on behalf of the Search Committee
The search for Emmanuel’s next rector is officially underway.
The Search Committee, led by co-chairs Phil James and Mary Kaull, was commissioned on Dec. 16. Dave Hatch will serve as secretary of the group and Bill Scarpaci as chaplain. The other members of the committee are Todd Burton, Matt Oakes, Cheryl Rogers, Theresa Sinks and Michael Smith. The committee already…Read More »