We are working diligently to encourage a smooth transition and demystify the process by communicating openly. Please review the FAQ’s below for your information.
Christ Church Greenwich has been assigned a Transition Consultant, The Rev’d Marissa Rohrbach, Rector of St. Andrews, in Meriden, CT. Marissa serves in many capacities throughout the Diocese and is currently the Chair of the Commission on Ministry for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.
A new year has begun at Christ Church Greenwich. For the first time in nearly 25 years we are all part of an exciting opportunity to work towards finding our next Rector. There are eight Transition Team leaders who are shepherding this process. They were commissioned on Sunday, January 7 at the 9:15 service. Four Transition Teams have been created by the Vestry: the Discernment, Recruitment, Hospitality, and Prayer teams.
The Discernment Team has led a series of parish conversations in January and February as they develop our Parish Profile, which will be used to attract applicants, and for the Recruitment Team to refer to during interviews. This team will then create a short list of top candidates. After prayerfully considering the Recruitment Team’s recommendations, the Vestry will make the call to their top choice. Throughout, the Prayer Team will be actively leading the parish through the process with prayer, and the Hospitality Team will be focusing on welcoming our candidates and new Rector.
As we move toward this new era of renewal and transformation, we invite you to join us in prayer:
Gracious God, we—the people of Christ Church Greenwich—offer you thanks and praise for your gifts of love and guidance to the many generations of seekers who have come to worship you and to serve you in this sacred—yet very human—community. As we now seek a new rector to lead us into the future, help us make prayerful space within our hearts and minds for your Holy Spirit. That setting aside whatever thoughts and desires may lead us astray, we may be imbued with your patience, energized by your strength, and guided by your wisdom. Through this time of transition, may we know Christ as our faithful and loving companion and grow ever more into his image and likeness. In his name we pray. Amen.
Read the Junior Warden’s Transition Update
presented at the Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2018.