Rector Search

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks to everyone who participated in focus groups this month. Our next step is to complete the parish profile and begin the nominations process. Information about this will be provided in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the Committee has worked with the Diocese to create this list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Rector Search Process, which answers many questions about the search process. We will also have info tables on Sundays Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 outside of Legacy Hall and in the Gathering Space for parishioners who want ask questions of Committee members. If you have additional questions or feedback for the Committee, please contact us directly at rectorsearch@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Contact the Search Committee

Questions about the Search Committee's role? We encourage you to read the Vestry's Charge to the Search Committee.

If you have questions or feedback for the Search Committee, please contact them directly at rectorsearch@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Search Process Outline

1. Self Study of Parish

  • Search Committee Selected & Commissioned   ✔
  • Parish Information Session   ✔
  • Parish Survey Conducted 
  • Parish Focus Groups Hosted
  • Parish Profile Created and Approved by Vestry

2. Solicitation of Nominations & Applications

  • Formal Nomination and Application Period Commences
  • Review of Applicants by Diocese

3. Discernment of Candidates

  • Applications Reviewed by Committee
  • Discernment Conversations with Selected Candidates
  • Selected Candidates Visited at Current Parishes by Committee
  • Selected Candidates Visit St. George's
  • Diocese Review of Selected Candidates
  • Search Committee Chooses Final Candidate and Recommends to Vestry

4. Calling a New Rector

  • Vestry Approves Final Candidate
  • Request for Bishop’s Permission to Call Final Candidate to St. George’s
  • Announcement of New Rector

Communications to the Parish

Report on Survey and Focus Group Participation

October 7, 2021

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Announcement of Focus Group Registration

August 31, 2021

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Details about Upcoming Parish Survey

July 14, 2021

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Notice of Recorded Parish Information Session

June 28, 2021

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Search Process Outlined

June 8, 2021

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Parish Information Session Announced

May 5, 2021   

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Search Committee Announcement

April 6, 2021   

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Announcement of Priest-in-Charge

December 16, 2020  

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