Transition: Overview

We have begun our call for a new rector. From the time Fr. Peter Fabre was appointed as Priest-in-Charge, he began preparing us for this process. He built a strong and resilient vestry and leadership team. We developed a strategic plan, have improved our financial life, updated our campus, extended our outreach efforts, and strengthened our community connections

With the help of the diocese, we have engaged a search consultant, updated our strategic plan and parish goals, and named our search committee.

Please keep Fr. Peter's family, our church leadership, and all members of our parish family in your prayers during this time of transition. Neither Fr. Peter's death nor the COVID pandemic were in our plans but God is with us; we are strong and resilient; we look forward to continuing to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus : welcoming all to worship and serving those in need to the glory of God.

Please watch this page for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the process take?

It typically takes 12-18 months, but we are well on our way

Will we be without a priest during that time?

No. Dn. Perry Pauley will remain until he completes his seminary studies.

Can't Dn. Perry just be our next Rector?

No. Our Letter of Agreement with the Bishop makes clear that Dn. Perry cannot be considered.

If we don't have a rector, who's in charge?

When Fr. Peter died August 24, 2020, Beth Mayhew, our Senior Warden, became the ecclesiastical authority. She works in conjunction with Dn. Perry, the Vestry, and the diocese to make decisions.

What does the process involve?

The Rev. Cn. Anita Braden, Canon to the Ordinary, has met with the Vestry to discuss the process.

I have more questions. Who do I talk with?

Contact Beth Mayhew or Mona Guarino (Search Committee Co-Chairs) or Dn. Perry.