Transition: Overview

From the time Fr. Peter Fabre was appointed as Priest-in-Charge, we began preparing for this process. We have engaged a search consultant, updated our strategic plan and parish goals, and named our search committee.

Please keep our church leadership and all of our parish family in your prayers during this 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?

We are well on our way and we anticipate 6 to 9 months.

Will we be without a priest during that time?

​No. Pastor Sandy Chilese will remain until the vestry elects a new rector.

Can't Pastor Sandy just be our next Rector?

No. Our Letter of Agreement with the Bishop makes clear that Pastor Sandy cannot be considered.

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

Pastor Sandy is our Interim Rector and she serves as any other rector.

What does the process involve?

The Cn. Anita, Canon to the Ordinary, met with the Vestry to discuss the process. Cn. Frank Clark trained the vestry and Search Committee.

I have more questions. Who do I talk with?

Contact Beth Mayhew or Mona Guarino (Search Committee Co-Chairs) or Pastor Sandy.