Rector Search

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

Rector Search Committee Update

January 27, 2022

The Rector Search Committee, through the office of Transition Management of the Diocese, continues to receive applications and will accept them through the end of January. The committee will review the applications in early February with the Bishop and begin the interview process.

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 Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee continues to receive applications through the Transitions Office of the Diocese. As the committee still actively researches potential candidates, recommendations from the parish are welcomed and encouraged. Thank you for your continued...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee has begun to receive applications through the Transitions Office of the Diocese. Bethesda’s job posting in the Episcopal News Service has been viewed nearly 900 times, and the committee anticipates an accelerated flow of applications after...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee posted the Parish Profile on the Bethesda-by-the-Sea website on November 18th. In addition, the committee posted the OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) form on an Episcopal Church password-protected site for clergy. We also have placed the...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The search committee has met with Bishop Eaton and diocesan staff to review both the Parish Profile and the OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) statement and revised both based on their input. We appreciate the benefit of their wisdom and experience, and the time they...

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Rector Search Update

In the last week, Search Committee members submitted our respective sections of the OTM document and we reviewed the entire piece as a group. The search committee incorporated edits and completed the initial drafts of the Parish Profile and the OTM (Office of...

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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...

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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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