Rector Search

The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
is actively searching for a new Rector

Rector Search Update

We had very good attendance at the Community Forum last Sunday which was led by John Sory, our Senior Warden and John Brim, Chair of the Search Committee. Jason Roberson, Canon Missioner for Congregational Vitality from our diocese contributed as well. They gave the parish an overview of the search process and the progress made to date.

John Sory gave a very informative and thought-provoking summary of the major findings from the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) survey. For those of you who missed this presentation, or who would like to spend more time on the topic, John will be leading follow-on discussions the next two Sundays immediately after the 9:00 a.m. service in the Guild Room.

The Search Committee has been pressing ahead on finalizing our draft of the Parish Profile. We should be presenting our final draft to the Vestry shortly for their review.

We also accepted assignments for writing answers to the eleven essay questions in the OTM (Office for Transition Ministry) document. We will be sharing our first drafts next week with the committee for discussion.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the rector search process and all who are contributing to it.

Rector Search Committee

Rector Search Community Forum

Please join the Community Forum at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 10 in the Parish Hall for a live discussion with John Brim, Chair of the search committee, and John Sory, Senior Warden, on the rector search process. Also present, from the Diocese of Southeast Florida,...

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Rector Search Committee September 2021 Update

The Rector Search Committee is committed to sharing our progress on a regular basis with the Bethesda community. Much has been accomplished since our last communication. We have finished the first task on the diagram below and have been busy working on the...

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Rector Search Committee August 2021 Update

Dear Bethesda Family, We are pleased to announce that the Vestry has elected the members of the Rector Search Committee. We thank everyone who nominated the many qualified candidates from our fellow congregants. While the selection process was challenging, we are...

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New Rector Search – July 2021 Update

Dear Bethesda Family, Since May, your Vestry has been working through the steps to identify Bethesda’s next full time Rector. We are pleased to share with you our work to date and to ask for your continued support and participation. First, we have been meeting...

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Interim Rector Announcement

Dear Bethesda Community, As we all prepare for Father James’ departure after his final service on June 27th, your vestry is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Robert S. Dannals has agreed to serve as Interim Rector starting on July 1st. We wish to thank Bishop...

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