Christ Church is beginning the process of searching for a new Rector, following the January 2018 retirement of the Rev. John S. McDuffie. We will continue to provide updates here on the search process.
A proposed parish prayer as we search for a new Rector
Adapted from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller TX
Almighty God, you know the needs of your Church in every place.
Look graciously upon our parish family at Christ Church;
Help us remember our mission to serve you by what we do for others in this complex world and through the inspiring education Christ Episcopal School offers our children;
Grant us the insight and guidance your Holy Spirit provides as we search for our new Rector;
May we be living examples of your love for us throughout this journey;
Lead us towards becoming one heart and mind as we search for a faithful priest who will bring inspiring vision;
Remind us that we are stewards for our church family now and in the future;
Give us confidence to trust your wisdom and timing, remembering what we seek is grounded in your Providence;
May we find continued strength in the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ…to become the heart, hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith;
Bless us with mutual trust, respect for each other, patience and foresight as you shepherd our community through challenges and decisions we make;
Grant us inspiration and humility as each of us weighs what is most important through heartfelt self-reflection;
All this we ask in the glory of your name as we continue to walk in the pathways that you have set for us.
Search Committee Monthly Update - August 2018
The Search Committee is working well as a cohesive and collaborative team during this new phase of discernment. This is a difficult process, but we are very pleased with the progress being made.
We are exuberant and excited about the 11 candidates who have applied. Though still in the interviewing process, mostly via Skype or FaceTime, four candidates have been granted a second interview and planned visitations are being arranged.
The candidates see our church and school community as having a strong foundation and — coupled with our extraordinary music program, outreach activities and ministries — are excited about Christ Church as their possible future home where they can stay and lay down their roots.