Rector Search Committee Updates


Monday, June 12, 2017 – Our Search Committee is nearing a recommendation for our new rector.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 – The Parish Profile is released to Parishioners and available via the Trinity Rector Search home page.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – The Diocesan Office for Transition Ministry has approved Trinity’s Parish Profile for release, and the Search Committee has completed and submitted all required filings to the Diocese and the National Church.  

Friday, December 30, 2016 – Since early September, your Rector Search Committee (RSC) has been meeting weekly to engage in the congregational self-study process.  We talked to many parishioners through face-to-face meetings, where we spoke with 137+ adults, youth and children. We also used an online and paper survey, which had 197 respondents.  The RSC has gained a wealth of information about our parish at this moment in our life together.  The feedback to questions, such as what we love and do well at Trinity, what could use some work, and what qualities we seek in a new rector, has informed the creation of a new Parish Profile.  The Parish Profile is a document to which candidates for rector will refer for an understanding of who we are, and where we want to go.  It will be available to all parishioners online, and professionally printed copies may be ordered if desired.  At this time, the Parish Profile has been approved by the Vestry and is being reviewed by the Bishop and the Diocesan Office for Transition Ministry.  We look forward to sharing it with the parish shortly!

The next phase of the RSC work will begin in earnest with the advertising of the position in February, at which time, the RSC will begin to “receive names” of interested candidates.  Meanwhile, we are grateful for your ongoing prayers for the work of this committee.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – Trinity Vestry reviews, discusses and approves Parish Profile.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 – Search Committee Co-Chairs, Rod Hossfeld and Carolyn Coffin, lead Sunday Forum to discuss the findings of the Parish wide Survey.

Monday, October 24, 2016 – Parish Profile Survey published. Due date November 7th. The information gathered from these surveys will be used by the Search Committee to complete the Parish Profile.  Links to the online survey and a printable version can be found on the main Rector Search Committee Page.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Face to Face parishioner feedback meeting with Parishioners who have children in the youth programs. Meetings were held in Under-croft immediately following the 10 AM Service.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 – The Search Committee held the first face-to-face meeting with parishioners. Following the recessional of the 10 AM service, parishioners were asked to remain in their pews and were then separated into nine clusters each of which lead by a member of the Search Committee. Conversation was then lead by the Search Committee member and notes were recorded related to the following questions:

What brings you to Trinity each Sunday? What do you love about Trinity? What would you tell a new neighbor to get them to come to Trinity? What do you wish you could tell that neighbor about Trinity? What are your hopes for Trinity in the future? What direction would you like us to take?

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Sunday 9 AM Forum – Jay Luby, Senior Warden, opened the Forum by outlining the process and criteria for selecting the members of the Search Committee by the Vestry who were charged with this responsibility. Rod Hossfeld, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, outlined the two-step process for calling a Rector. The immediate task of the Committee is to gather input from the parish as we do a self-study, preparing to write a profile. The Committee will seek many ways to meet with individuals and constituencies in the coming weeks for their input. Carolyn Coffin, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, reviewed the second phase of its work, to search for the next Rector of Trinity Church.

Monday, September 12, 2016 – Rector Search Committee meets for first time.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Reverend Tony Buquor retires.

April, 2016 – The Trinity Vestry hired diocesan consultant Phil Whitbeck to help the Rector Search Committee through the search process.

April, 2016 – The Trinity Vestry, through the Rev. Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, the diocesan transition director, hires  Sarah Conner as our Interim Rector.