Search Committee Prayer

Eternal God, be with St. Andrew's as we seek to discern a new rector. Guide the Search Committee in their ministry. May the congregation support and uplift the committee through prayer and love as they deliberate through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen

Search Committee

Search Committee Members (L to R): Tommy Greene, Barbara Richardson (Senior Warden), Brian McDonnell, Joy Bayrouty, Dick Lewallen, Michael Hoagland (Chair), Khallid Carter, Canon John Tidy, Chuck Jackson, Christy Scalera, Steve Ragsdale (Junior Warden), Fr. Chuck David, Donna Bragel.

July 2019: The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Search Committee (SAESC) completed the Parish Profile and it was approved by the Vestry. The position is posted on the Episcopal News Service and will be open until October 15, 2019. If you know someone who would like to apply, please direct them to this website, as we cannot accept applications directly. An interim rector will be appointed later this summer to serve and care for our parish until the Rector search process is completed.

June 23, 2019: Rev. Paul A. Rasmus retired after serving as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for fourteen years. Father Paul encouraged us to “Keep doing what you’ve been doing!” and expressed his confidence in the search process. He also asked everyone to continue doing the work of the church. God-willing, a wonderful new Rector will join us at the perfect time. Parish needs are being guided ably by our Senior Warden, vestry, search committee, clergy, staff and laity. We are blessed in so many ways.

March 17, 2019: During the 10 a.m. service our Search Committee was commissioned by the Rev. Canon John Tidy. The Search Committee is charged by the Vestry with discerning candidate skills, abilities, characteristics to meet the needs of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church as revealed in the recent parish self-study process, the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT).

The responsibilities of the Search Committee include:

  • development of a prayerful process of discernment
  • development of the Parish Profile
  • completion of the OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) Community Portfolio
  • conducting a search for suitable candidates and
  • selection of one final candidate to recommend to the Bishop and Vestry