Rector Search Timeline

The Saint Mark’s Rector search timetable is approximately as follows:

  • September to mid-December 2020 – Parish Survey
    • Develop Parish survey with the help of an outside consultant
    • Open the survey for response by members of the Parish
    • Evaluate and analyze survey responses
  • Mid-December 2020 to January 2021 – Focus Groups
    • Develop focus group questions
    • Organize and schedule focus group times and leaders
    • Evaluate and analyze focus group responses
  • End of January through Early March 2021 – Parish Profile and Related Information
    • Drafting and approval by the Search Committee of the Parish Profile and related documentation
    • Submission of the Parish Profile and related documentation to the Vestry for approval
    • Submission of the Parish Profile and related documentation to the Diocese of Southern Ohio for approval
    • Once all approvals are obtained, posting of the Parish Profile and related documentation on the Saint Mark’s website and other social media sites
    • Posting a notice of the Rector position in Episcopal News Service
  • March/April/May 2021 – Accept and review applications for Rector position received from the Office of Transition Ministry at the Diocese of Southern Ohio, interview candidates, etc.
  • The Search Committee hopes to be able to make a final recommendation of a Rector candidate to the Vestry by early summer 2021 and have a new Rector selected and installed by the end of summer 2021.