Monthly Updates

November: Thank you to those who participated in the survey! As we begin our small group and individual conversations, please consider and pray on the following questions:

  1. What brought you to St. Stephen’s?
  2. What keeps you here?
  3. What would benefit St. Stephen’s the most right now?
  4. What are you looking for in a new rector?

Please attend one of the following large group discussions after the 10:00 service on
November 11, 18 or 25. Even if you have filled out the survey, you are still invited to come.

We want to know what you think.

October: We recognize St. Stephen’s is a diverse congregation that needs a variety of tools to inform the search for a new rector. To this end, the Search Committee decided to use surveys, interviews, and small groups to inform our work. We have worked tirelessly for the last two months to create a survey that would inform how we compile the Parish Profile. The Parish Profile will be uploaded to the website for you and prospective candidates to view and get a sense of who St. Stephen’s has been, is, and hopes to be. Furthermore, the survey contains questions that will help guide us as we seek to interview you and yours. We hope to begin the interviews as early as next week! Small groups should begin after October 7. We hope to finish the Parish Profile in December. After that the Parish Profile must be brought before the congregation, the vestry, and the diocese for response. Once the Profile is established we can begin to think about calling a new rector. At all times, we want your feedback and comments on this process. We exist to serve you. It is our honor. Please hold us in prayer and vigilance. If you have not received a survey and would like one, please see Helen Patmon or Steve Switzer.

September: Your search committee has been busy developing a survey that will be used to help create a Parish Profile which will then help us all in the process of calling a new rector to St. Stephen’s. You received a Parish survey via email or US mail. Please read the entire survey before you fill it out. Once you have filled it out, please return it to the church office. For further information or to express your concerns please call or write to the office and we will address your concerns. Know that we are here to serve you, so please let us know what you think. We will follow up the survey with interviews and small group discussions, so stay tuned.