Rector Search

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

Rector Search Committee Update

May 12, 2022

The Rector Search Committee has re-posted the announcement of the position opening in the Jobs and Calls section of the online Episcopal News Service. Interested applicants will submit their resume, personal OTM file, and letter of interest to Canon Jason Roberson, our Transition Officer at the Diocese for initial screening.

The committee continues to meet weekly and as we actively research potential candidates, we welcome and encourage recommendations from the parish and will consider them carefully.

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 Update and a Plan for the Fall

Dear Bethesda Family, As we finish the Easter season and begin to plan for the remainder of the year, we have two important announcements. First, since last summer, the Rector Search Committee has conducted a thorough discernment process to identify Bethesda’s next...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee has completed its visits to candidates' home parishes and narrowed the field down to a small number of finalists. We are in the process of planning visits for these candidates to Palm Beach to see our church and rectory; to meet Bishop...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee has advanced along its timeline, from "Review Applications" to "Interview."The committee members, as a team, have met with several selected candidates on Zoom. Based on these interviews, we have narrowed down the field to a short list of...

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Rector Search Committee Update

The Rector Search Committee has advanced along its timeline, from “Post Position” to “Review Applications.”January 31 was the deadline for applications, and Bishop Eaton and his staff have reviewed the applicants. The Bishop and Canon Roberson met with the Search...

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Rector Search Committee Update

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...

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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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