Rector Search Introduction Letter & Committee Member Application Form
(application is a fillable form online then submit per options listed below):
***The application deadline has been extended to April 16, 2021.
Please submit applications to the St. Johns office by regular mail, in-person, or email here.
- At both services on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Rev. Bruce Jackson announced that he retires as our rector on December 31. This letter was also sent to all parishioners.
- Bishop Jennifer Reddall sent this letter, dated December 4, to the congregation to clarify the diocesan canon regarding clergy mandatory retirement age.
- On January 11, 2021, we will welcome our Interim Rector, Rev. Dave Rickert. Fr. Dave shared this bio.
Tracy Hare, our Senior Warden, will provide updates to the congregation as we progress through this transition. Those updates will be posted on this page. We ask that you keep Rev. Jackson and his family, our church leadership, and fellow members of the parish in your prayers during this time.
Here are some FAQs that may help answer initial questions.
What does Rev. Jackson leaving mean for St. John the Baptist?
In 2021, our church will begin a search to call our next rector.
How long will it be before we have another rector?
It typically takes 12-18 months.
Will we be without a priest during that time?
No. An Interim will be arriving on January 11, 2021 to work with the church leadership during this process.
Couldn't the Interim just be our next Rector?
No. The Interim has a different responsibility during this transition period -- to get St. John the Baptist ready for it's next rector.
If we don't have a rector, who's in charge?
Beginning on January 1, 2021, Tracy Hare, our Senior Warden, will be the ecclesiastical authority. He will work in conjunction with the Interim Rector and the Vestry to make decisions.
What does the process involve?
The Rev. Canon Anita Braden, Canon to the Ordinary, will be meeting with the Vestry at their January meeting to discuss the process. After that meeting, an outline of the process will be shared with the congregation.