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.

Parish Survey

Available August 1 - August 30

The Rector Search Committee has launced the parish survey.  An email was sent on Sunday, August 1 to all known email addresses in the church. If you did not receive an email with the survey link, please contact Ashley Sullivan in the church office to update your email address or request a paper copy. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and all individuals age 16 and older living in Tennessee or Kentucky are asked to participate.

Questions about receiving or completing the survey? Contact Ashley Sullivan in the church office at 615-385-2150 x 209 or

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

Search Process Outline

1. Self Study of Parish

  • Search Committee Selected & Commissioned   ✔
  • Parish Information Session   ✔
  • Parish Survey Conducted (Survey available August 1 - August 30)
  • 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

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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