The big announcement this week is that Faith will be staying with us as Interim Rector through the end of March 2016 (through Easter). She will return to worship with us on the first Sunday in April (after Easter), so that we can have a retirement sendoff for her. She is making plans for her retirement, and will likely share her plans with us as they unfold. We’ll have supply clergy for a few months (April, May and beyond perhaps) until a new Rector can be called to join us.
The Vestry also voted on the final version of the search committee’s profile this week, and it has been sent to the diocese. There will be some announcements in early January if not sooner about how names may be submitted and about how interested candidates may apply for our Rector position.
And, check out the new St. Stephen’s website! We were able to keep our existing url, so visit us at ststephens-columbus.org to see the new design. I think it looks wonderful. Thanks to Edward Lasseigne for spearheading the effort, and for his great committee of Agnes Burris, Dale Harris, Joe Rutter, Russell Schelby and Norm Wernet who worked to make this happen. If you have suggestions for content, send them to me or Edward.
Cynthia Whitacre, Senior Warden