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 – June 16

The Profile Committee is entering the final weeks of its mission as it prepares to write the final draft, edit it, and design the final version for publication. Next the final version will be submitted to the Vestry for their approval, and then to the Diocese for their approval. After that it will be ready to launch.
In the meantime, here is a brief introduction to some of the folks who have been working so hard to bring this about. This is an accomplished, thoughtful, passionate group of people, and it’s interesting to learn more about their backgrounds and why they chose to serve on the Parish Profile Committee.

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Transition Update – June 9

The survey of the congregation has been completed and is now in the hands of the Profile Committee. The committee received 164 survey responses which, according to Chairperson Barb Miller, is about the same number they received last time. When added to the 158 members of the congregation who attended Listening Sessions and others who wrote comments on the bulletin board, the Profile Committee has a good amount of information to inform their work.

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Transition Update – June 2

All surveys must be submitted by this Sunday, June 5. Among other things, the survey is your final opportunity to tell the transition committees which ministries at St. Michael’s are most important to you, which ones you participate in, and what qualities you most want to see in our new rector.

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Transition Update – May 19

Congratulations! You have participated in small-group listening sessions, and you have shared comments with each other on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. And you’ve done a great job on both. Now you have one more opportunity to participate in the process of defining St. Michael’s and selecting our new rector.

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Transition Update – May 12

A huge thank-you to everyone who attended one of the 14 Listening Sessions held by the Profile Committee. In all, 158 members of the St. Michael’s congregation contributed their ideas, suggestions, comments and questions regarding the search for our new rector. You told the Profile Committee what you value and how you see the future of the parish. 

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