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 – November 2022

The Search Committee has completed the first round of interviews with the candidates and are preparing for a second round. We’d like to thank all of you for participating in the listening sessions and the parish survey. The Profile Committee distilled your voices and vision into a beautiful document that clearly expressed who we are and what we seek in our next rector. All of the candidates have told us that our vision and values resonated deeply with them.

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Transition Update – October 17

The window for applications for the position of rector of St. Michael’s closed on Saturday, October 8, with nine applicants.  Members of the Search Committee have met to review the applications, and they’ve selected four candidates for interviews.

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Transition Update – October 6

The Search Committee has received six applications as of today. At this time, the deadline to submit applications is this Saturday, October All of the information submitted by the candidates will be carefully reviewed, including the videos of sermons that are included in the application package. After that, Zoom interviews will be scheduled.

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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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