A Time of Transition After 27 years of devoted service, our beloved vicar, the Rev. Margaret McMurren, retired from active ministry. Beginning in January 2021, we embarked on a journey of prayerful discernment to call a new vicar. The search process consists of several steps, set by Episcopal canon and tradition.
Step 1, Interim Vicar: We are blessed to have the Rev. Steven Ellis serve us as Interim Vicar while we engage in the transition process, which experience teaches will take 12-18 months.
Step 2, Parish Profile Committte (we are currently in this step) : The Bishop's Advisory Committtee (BAC) asked members of our community to develop a detailed profile of our mission (parish), with information about every aspect of our community life, by working with many members of our community. The detailed narrative that will emerge from this process will describe who we are as a mission, how we got here, what we hope to become, and what we seek in a new vicar. We are grateful to Barb Ross, Marcia Kelley, Ann McBride and Nick Fortey for performing this essential task. When the parish profile is complete, it will be available here.
Step 3, Search Committee: After a period of prayerful reflection, the BAC will identify members of the Prince of Peace community to begin the outward-facing search process, considering and consulting with candidates. Ultimately the Search Committee will recommend a name or names to the BAC for close consideration.
Step 4, Call to Service: After consultation with the Search Commitee and the Diocese, the BAC will call a candidate to service.