Candidate Interviewing Process

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Interview Preparation

The Rector Search Committee met with the Rev. Canon Brian Nordwick from the Diocese of El Camino Real and Joanna Shreve, Diocesan Liaison, to discuss the interviewing process now that the Parish Profile has been posted nationally and on the St. Thomas website. The posting will be kept open until March 9. The applications will be sent directly to the diocese, where they will be reviewed, and then forwarded to the Rector Search Committee, which will screen the candidates for phone interviews. A team has been formed to work with Joanna Shreve to prepare interview questions.

Questions?

We thank you for your prayers and support. If you have a question or concern, we invite you to Contact Us Online or reach out to any member: Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

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Parish Profile & OTM Document Approved

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Good News!

Both the Parish Profile and the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) document have been approved by the Vestry and the Diocese. The Parish Profile is now available for viewing on the Rector Search Page of this website.

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Keri Williams, Chris Kenward and Lindsay Jacobson for all their work on the Parish Profile and to Marilyn Winans for the outstanding graphics; to Jim Cobb, Lou Poulain, Jane Houck, Joe Gutierrez and Ann Stevenson for writing the OTM, and to Kristin Munday and Fulvia Govetto for getting information posted to the St. Thomas website. Another big thanks to Jim Cobb for all the behind-the-scenes work he continues to do to manage a myriad of details as well as chair the Rector Search Committee.

Next Steps

The next steps include website posting through the first week of March to ensure a sufficient pool of candidates, initial screening and background checks by the Diocese, and then forwarding the applications to the Rector Search Committee to begin the interviewing process.

Questions?

We thank you for your prayers and support. If you have a question or concern, we invite you to Contact Us Online or reach out to any member: Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

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Rector Search: Check-out Parish Profile

Welcome

We encourage you to check out our Rector Search page with latest news, campus video and parish profile which is available through the following link:

Click Here for PARISH PROFILE

Enjoy an aerial tour of Saint Thomas and the surrounding locale – take a peek at us!

St. Thomas Drone Flyover from Jeff Diehl on Vimeo.

For Interested Applicants

NOTE: The cutoff date for submitting applications was March 22, 2015.

PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION CUTOFF DATE: The first step in applying is to Contact the Rev. Canon Brian P. Nordwick who will guide your next steps. We look forward to receiving your cover letter, resume and a current Office for Transition Ministry “OTM” Portfolio. Thank you for your interest in Saint Thomas!

Why a Rector Search?

After 17 years of devoted ministry to Saint Thomas, our third Rector Wendy Smith retired in August 2013. In the interim, the Rev. Robert “Rob” L. Keim has faithfully been serving our parish until a permanent rector can be discerned.

A Change in Spiritual Leadership

As is customary in the Episcopal Church with a change in spiritual leadership, a rector search committee, chairperson and non-voting vestry member serving as liaison are appointed by the vestry to conduct a search process for a new rector.

The Rector Search Committee consists of 12 members, whom are listed below:

The Rector Search Committee

Chairperson

Jim Cobb

Vestry Liaison

Jane Houck

Members

Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C.J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward,  Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson and Keri Williams

For more information or questions, please Contact Rector Search Committee

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Ongoing Diocesan Review of Parish Profile

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Responding to Diocesan Feedback

Based on the feedback from the Diocese, two sections of the Parish Profile have been updated and sent to the Diocese for review. The Diocese has approved the Office of Transitional Ministry narratives (OTM), which provided St. Thomas’ answers to the interview questions that candidates will be asked to answer. The Vestry is holding off on final approval of the OTM documents until they have had the opportunity to review the entire set of documents together, which include the Parish Profile and the OTM documents.

Questions?

We thank you for your prayers and support. If you have a question or concern, we invite you to Contact Us Online or reach out to any member: Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

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October News from the Rector Search Committee

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Vestry Approves Draft Parish Profile

The Vestry has approved the draft of the Parish Profile, submitted by the Rector Search Committee. The next step is to complete the Office of Transitional Ministry Portfolio Document and present it for review along with the draft of the Parish Profile to the Office of Transitional Ministry in the Diocese.

June 22 Parish Forum Results in the Narthex

A reminder that the parish survey results that were displayed at the June 22 Parish Forum are still hanging on the outside of the mystery screens in the west side of the narthex, facing the church courtyard.

Questions?

We thank you for your prayers and support. If you have a question or concern, we invite you to Contact Us Online or reach out to any member: Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

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