Transition News

Our rector for the last 12 years, the Rev. Christopher Craun, has left to take a position on the Diocese of Oregon staff. This page will be the place to find updates on the process. From hiring an interim to who will be on the various committees to information on the search itself, you will find updates here. Bookmark it to make it quick to get to.

Transition Update – Sept. 15

The Search Committee has received four applications at this time. Zoom interviews will be scheduled after the application deadline, which is currently October 8. Also, please join Jules for a transition-update forum this Sunday, September 18, at 11:30 am in the Nativity Hall. For those who wish to participate from home, check your eblast for the Zoom link.

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Transition Update – August 25

The Profile has been posted, and the search for our new rector is underway. As of today, one application has been received. As applications come in, they go through the following process as established by the Search Committee. Initially, the applications will be received by the Rev. Chris Craun in her role as the Transition Ministry Manager for the Diocese. She will verify that the applicant is in good standing with either the Episcopal Church or the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA). She will then send the application to the Search Committee at St. Michael’s where it will be reviewed by all the committee members.

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Transition Updates – August 11 & 18

On Sunday, July 31, the St. Michael & All Angels Parish Profile was formally handed over to the Search Committee. One of the committee’s first duties will be to formulate the questions they will use to conduct interviews of the applicants. A subcommittee has been set up to do this.

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Transition Update – August 4

The Profile has been approved by Bishop Diana and has been posteThis week, the St. Michael’s Profile has been posted in a variety of locations that list job openings in Episcopal churches. In particular, it will appear in the Episcopal Public Policy Network newsletter, which goes to Episcopal churches nationwide.

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Transition Update – July 28

The Vestry approved the St. Michael’s Profile and it was submitted to the diocesan Transition Ministry Manager, the Rev. Chris Craun. Following the updates of a few suggested edits, document was returned to the Diocese and was approved by Bishop Akiyama.

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