Seeking Our Next Rector

Our mission is to allow the Holy Spirit, in the light of God's wisdom and grace, to discern a Rector who hears a call to join our community

and guide our Parish family in the years to come.

BACKGROUND:

Beginning the Process

In mid-2020, a Rector Search Committee (RSC) was formed to begin the work of calling the fifth Rector in All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s 65-year history.

Since its formation, the Committee has worked prayerfully and diligently to meet the Vestry’s charge to present two to three candidates to the Vestry for final consideration, “any one of whom the committee could support as Rector.”


Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the full 20-member committee has faithfully attended monthly virtual meetings and participated in regular sub-committee meetings to fulfill their designated roles. Guest speakers in 2020 included Canon to the Ordinary Anita Braden, Interim Rector Father Bill Lupfer, Senior Warden Dave English, Chancellor Travys Harvey, and All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Head of School, Dr. Emma Whitman.


Sub-committees overseeing the three important phases of the Rector Search are as follows:


The Parish Profile Committee, chaired by Tim Haskins

The Recruiting Committee, chaired by Jeff Ellish

The Transition Committee, chaired by Juliaette Chamberlain


The Search Committee Members

Derek Horn, Chair

Marcia Scott, Vice Chair

Lowell Adkins

Beth Carson

Juliaette Chamberlain

Jeff Ellish

Jan Feltz

Anne Findling

Michael Graham

Jacque Griffith

Sheryl Guernsey

Tim Haskins

Tim Hyland

Bob Johnson

Anne Kleindienst

Margaret LaBianca

Ken Luk

Ken Mosesian

Lori Simmons

Bill Verdini

Lora Villasenor

Robin Wright

2020 Progress

2020 Progress

A Parish Survey (“Survey”) was developed and distributed by the Parish Profile Committee. The purpose of the Survey is to seek input from a variety of groups and interests, including, but not limited to input from families, teens, young adults, and Day School faculty.


The Survey data will help finalize the 2021 Parish Profile, which following Vestry and Diocesan approval, will serve as important part of the recruitment package for prospective candidates’ review.


Next Steps and Timeline

Utilizing elements of the Parish Profile, the Recruiting Committee will complete a Rector Profile with desired qualities and qualifications for the position. Once approved by the Vestry, Canon to the Ordinary, Anita Braden, will post and share the recruitment package on behalf All Saints’ and the Diocese for candidates to review.


Applications will be accepted by the Diocese for a pre-designated period (usually eight weeks) and qualified candidates will be presented to the Recruitment Committee to interview and, if selected, presented to the Vestry as finalists.


The Transition Committee’s role is to anticipate, accommodate and meet needs of candidates and their families throughout the recruitment, interview and transition processes. They are also committed to supporting both the Rector and the All Saints’ community, well into the new Rector’s tenure, to help create a welcoming environment and smooth transition for all.


Thoughtful and thorough Rector Searches typically take 12 to 18 months. Your Rector Search Committee accomplished much in 2020, and we are honored and excited to continue this important work in the weeks and months ahead.


While the Holy Spirit will lead the way, our goal is to welcome the next All Saints’ Episcopal Church Rector by All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2021.


We are especially grateful for your prayers and support.

03.03.2021 Update

Your Rector Search Committee continues to make great progress! Coordinating closely with the Diocese, our Parish Profile and other required submissions are in the stages of final review and approval.


Based on current timelines, we expect an April post of our national search for a Rector.


The Parish Profile, Recruiting, and Transition Committees meet regularly, in addition to Executive Committee and full committee meetings the first Saturday of each month. Our next meeting is this Saturday, March 6.


We’re pleased to share the church has created a Rector Search web page for the latest news on our progress. Visit https://allsaintsoncentral.org/rector-search/come-holy-spirit and updates.


Thank you for your continued support and prayers. 

03.24.2021 Update

Your Rector Search Committee is very pleased to announce several recent milestones. After prayerful reflection and months of work, at both the sub-committee and full committee levels, the Parish Profile, a key part of our Rector Search process was reviewed and approved by the Diocese, and on Wednesday, March 17, by the All Saints’ Vestry.

 

In addition, 11 questions from the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) were answered, reviewed and approved by the committee and Vestry to accompany the Parish Profile (link above).

 

Special thanks to the Parish Profile Committee, led by Tim Haskins, and the Recruitment Committee, led by Jeff Ellish for their thoughtful, prayerful efforts in this process.

 

In the next few weeks, Canon to the Ordinary Anita Braden and the Diocese will complete final steps to officially announce and post our Rector search. We expect the position will be posted for approximately eight weeks. Applicants will apply directly to The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. When the application period is complete, qualified candidates will be shared with the committee for next steps in the recruiting process.

 

We look forward to sharing updates as progress continues!

 

As always, thank you for your prayers and support.

 

Sincerely,

Derek Horn                         Marcia Scott

Chairman                             Vice Chair