updates from the transition committee

     Our transition time has given us the chance to review the riches of the past and to express our hopes for the future, including the opportunity to reclaim our living faith.

Our Transition Team

Co-Chairs: Scott Isaksen, Jane Pigut

Interim Rector: Father Julian Eibin

Team: Jan Bos, Pat Burgess, Lance Crawford, David Calaiacovo, Tom Morrow, Kendra Preteroti, Bev Rice, Jim Stillman

Transition Updates

10/12/17 - The Transition Team received a diverse pool of ten potential candidates for St. Mark's Rectorship, all of which have strong potential. The next step will include a thorough review of the profiles of all ten candidates and narrowing the pool down to those we wish to personally interview.

10/24/17 - The Transition Team thoroughly reviewed all ten candidates and narrowed them down to five. The remaining candidates will now be interviewed personally in the next several weeks.

Prayer for the Transition Team:

Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously upon our Transition Team and guide the minds of those who shall choose a new rector for St. Mark's, 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


St. Mark's is currently engaged in a search for a new rector. This timeline gives an overview of our work this past year.

August 2016 : Father Julian Eibin called as Interim Rector and begins his ministry with the congregation.

Fall 2016: 

  1. Transition Team is formed and charged with guiding the congregation through: 
  • Self study and discernment of vision, mission, and vocation
  • Search and Call
  • Support of new priest through first year of ministry

  2. Congregation explores its history

Winter 2016/2017: 

  1. Congregation completes the Congregational Assessment Tool for Holy Cow Consulting
  2. Congregational and cottage meetings held to process information
  3. Community Leaders interviewed by Transition Team to discern needs

Spring 2017: 

  1. Identity and Vocation document prepared, presented to Vestry and Congregation, and approved
  2. Website updated

Summer 2017: 

  1. Self Study completed
  2. Current Reality document prepared, presented to Vestry, and approved
  3. Vestry completes and approves three-year budget and related matters
  4. All materials presented to Diocesan Transition Officer
  5. Call for Rector posted on Diocesan website
  6. Rector Search web page updated

Fall 2017:

  1. Deadline for submission of applications was October 5, 2017.
  2. Review of applicants and scheduling of interviews