Last year’s celebration of the Day of Pentecost was an unusually significant one for us at All Saints’. It marked not only a transition for Jesus and the disciples, and the beginning of a new relationship with one another and with God in the Spirit, it also marked the retirement from active ministry of our seventh Rector, Father Frisby Hendricks.
On that day we celebrated both an end and a beginning, reflecting another and more profound transition that we know as death and resurrection, dying and rising to new life.
For God’s people it is an enduring truth that ends are beginnings. The ending of our previous Rector’s ministry in May of 2018 heralded the beginning of a season of prayer and discernment, in preparation for a sustained period of reflection and self-understanding of who we are as a community of faith.
In the fall, we embraced the CAT (Congregational Assessment Tool), gaining tremendous insight into ourselves and our parish, about which you can read here.
In early January 2019, a Search Committee was formed and tasked by the Vestry to discern and identify the next Rector of All Saints’ in consultation with our Bishop, the Right Reverend Peter Eaton, and his staff in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Since then the Committee has met regularly and, thanks to its commitment and dedication, our Parish Profile has been completed and the Rector’s position advertised across the Episcopal Church.
Applications for the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach, Florida are now being accepted through July 31, 2019.
Please note that we are unable to receive applications directly. If you wish to apply, or if you know of someone whom you would like to recommend, please follow this link for further information. All applications should be submitted to the Canon to the Ordinary, who is responsible for overseeing transitions in our Diocese, and they will be processed initially through the Bishop’s Office in Miami.
In August, the Search Committee will review the applications and begin interviewing candidates with the goal of creating a list of finalists. After in-depth interviews and further discernment, the Search Committee will recommend to the Vestry its preferred candidate to be called as our next Rector. Ultimately, the Bishop will call the successful candidate, and the next chapter of our parish’s spiritual journey will begin.