The role of the Search Committee is to provide parish leadership and representation in the selection process of a Rector, Vicar, Interim Priest-in-Charge or Assistant Priest. During this process the committee will work with the Bishop’s Office, the Regional Archdeacon and the Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Appointments. These guidelines do not apply to the appointment of a Curate or to the selection process for Deacons.
All clerical appointments are made by the Bishop. However, the Search Process provides an important consultative process, in which the parish is an active participant.
The work of the Search Committee is an important step in the life of a parish. They provide vital leadership for the parish in a time of transition. The workload can seem daunting, but there are a lot of resources available to support them in their work.
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