July 2015 Discernment Committee Update

Good Shepherd’s official status on the Transition Ministry page of the Diocesan website has changed from “Receiving Names” to “Interviewing Candidates for Rector.” We are now getting to know a group of wonderful priests who have generously extended themselves to us. In turn, each of them is getting to know Good Shepherd through us. We are now very busy completing a series of telephone interviews, which will be followed by face-to-face interviews. This is a multilayered prayerful process. We are all very excited about this, but the details of this mutual discernment are completely confidential. In other words, we can’t tell you anything about the candidates. This is to protect the privacy of each candidate, the integrity of the process, and the health of our parish. We appreciate your understanding and respect of this confidentiality in your conversations with members of the Discernment Committee.

Our Parish Profile and OTM Portfolio will remain on bulletin board display in the parish hall. You all have probably seen our Parish Profile on our new website, but just in case you missed it, here is the direct link: https://goodshepherdpitman.org/parish_profile/

Through these past months together we have built a strong team founded on respect and trust, and nourished with prayer (yours and ours). We are very blessed! We are now listening for the Holy Spirit at work in our discernment of God’s will. Keep the prayers coming! Prayers for our church, for us, for all the candidates, and for the next Rector of Good Shepherd!

The Good Shepherd Discernment Committee
Roger Baker, Aimee Burgin, Pat Braidwood, Len Clark, Becky Goff, Stuart Lynd, Elizabeth Nelson, Mark Nicolle (Chair), Deb Prieto, Chelsea Richmond, Tom Rigg, Chris Southwick, Jeff Snodgrass, Wayne Szalma, Diane Wall, Jim Wynkoop

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