Our search for our next Rector is well under way. In January, the vestry charged a committee of seven to evaluate candidates put forward by the Transition Office of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Progress updates will be posted here.
On January 17 the Search Committee met with Canon Eric Cooter of the Bishop’s Office. He provided a short training on the search process they want the Search Committee to follow then handed over application materials for 11 qualified applicants.
Since that meeting, members of the Search Committee have been thoroughly reading each resume packet, discussing the merits of each candidate, talking with references provided, and looking at social media sites to see what additional information can be found to clarify the style, views, and effectiveness of each candidate.
What is clear is that we have an excellent group of qualified people who would like to be our next Rector. With God watching over us, helping us to discern his will, we know that we will find the person he feels is best for St Mark’s.
Diann Crawford, chair
Laura Jeanne Johnson