Rector Search Update: Consult with St. Wilfrid’s
Senior Warden Kirt Smoot and Treasurer Jeff Eichinger from St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach joined a recent St Mike’s Finance Commission to share their experience and expertise. St. Wilfrid’s recently completed a successful rector search. Their new priest was installed in January 2022.
Here is food for thought for our Vestry from the discussion with Kirt and Jeff:
Search Committee members met with the Vestry to present the strengths and weaknesses of short-listed candidates and to officially wrap up the Search Committee’s phase of the process.
Vestry members digested each candidate’s application portfolio and viewed available online homilies.
Candidates and their partners visited St. Wilfred’s for a weekend and toured the area with an unbiased, non-parishioner real estate agent to learn about local housing options and costs.
Wardens and Treasurer met with each candidate to review the parish budget in detail, providing full transparency into expenses vs. income.
Extensive Vestry team interviews concluded with a celebration of the Eucharist including a homily.
Vestry prioritized criteria from the parish profile and “graded” each candidate to reach a decision.
St. Wilfrid’s final agreement stipulates that the rector live within 30 minutes of the parish campus.
If you have questions about the rector search process please contact Senior Warden Louise Stover.
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