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Rector Search

Welcome Rev. Kate Cress

Dear St. James’ Family, By a unanimous vote of the St. James’ Vestry, we are thrilled to announce The Rev. Kate Cress as the next Rector of St. James’ in-the-City. Rev. Kate Cress currently serves as the Rector of Church of Our Savior in Somerset, Massachusetts since her ordination in 2009. Prior to her calling…

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Search Update

Dear Friends in Faith, By Sunday, May 5th your vestry will have met, interviewed, celebrated Eucharist, heard preach, and discerned with all the finalist candidates. The next step—coming this week—is for your vestry to meet, and prayerfully decide whom to call to be our next rector. As soon as we have done this—and given the…

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Search Update

Dear Friends in Faith, As we’ve told you, we’re at the last stage of our search for a new rector: the search committee has identified four finalists, whom the vestry will be meeting and interviewing over the next several weeks to discern the match with the parish profile we compiled from your surveys and our…

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Search Update

Dear Friends in Faith, As we’ve told you, we’re at the last stage of our search for a new rector: the search committee has identified four finalists, whom the vestry will be meeting and interviewing over the next several weeks to discern the match with the parish profile we compiled from your surveys and our…

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Search Update

Dear Friends in Faith, As we’ve told you, we’re at the last stage of our search for a new rector: the search committee has identified four finalists, whom the vestry will be meeting and interviewing over the next several weeks to discern the match with the parish profile we compiled from your surveys and our…

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During Our Transition

Priestly and Pastoral Care During Our Transition Dear Friends in Faith, As you likely know, we will on Sunday, April 8 be celebrating Bishop Catherine’s ministry among us at a lunch following the 10:30 service: please come, give her a warm send-off, and wish her a wonderful new phase in her ministry and life! Between…

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Search Update

Your search committee has informed your vestry that, after the committee completed its process of discernment, they have arrived at a slate of finalist candidates for our next rector.  As soon as the diocese completes its vetting process, the search committee will brief the vestry at an upcoming retreat, and the vestry will then commence…

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Introducing the Chair of Your Rector Search Committee

I’m Ingrid-Finley Scott, and have agreed to serve as the chair and vestry liaison of our rector search committee. I’ve been a member of the St. James congregation for seventeen years, my late husband and I having been introduced to it by my parents, who told me I would love the place and its people.…

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Warden’s Update – October 2017

   Dear Friends in Faith, We’re writing with a rector search update. As you will likely recall, we have assembled a search committee (see a previous update for details), which will undertake the important task of moving from a list of 30+ candidates to a group of about three finalists—who match the criteria established during…

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Rector Search Update

Dear Friends in Faith, On behalf of your vestry, we’re very pleased to be able to announce the membership of the search committee that will do the initial screening of candidates for our next rector: Ingrid Finley-Scott, Vestry Liaison and Chair Spencer HongElizabeth Igwe Mary ManningSteve McLean Mary NicholsGeorge Marks Obi NwajuakuKen Robbins Lawrence Yeo…

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