UPDATE ON VICAR SEARCH
Ann Fleming, Missioner for Transition, notified the Bishop’s Committee Community that applications for the position of Vicar at St. Brigit closed on June 30th. Following the closing, Bishop Kym Lucas and Ann Fleming will vet the applying candidates and determine if any are appropriate for being interviewed by the St. Brigit BCC. Please do not ask the BCC members for the names of candidates as they will NOT know the names themselves until the actual interview time is established. AND, even then, they will not be able to talk about or name the candidates. The BCC members have entered into a confidentiality agreement with the Diocese and will only be able to relate a name or names when they are allowed to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
CHOOSING A LEADER WORKSHOP
On June 20th, the BCC participated in a workshop using the answers to the Vitality Survey, the questions/answers submitted for the Portfolio produced by the writing committee, the brainstorming from Dream Big, and discussion among the BCC members.
Based upon the Vitality Survey, it was felt that in the majority of areas surveyed it was clear that St. Brigit is a STABLE community. Therefore, in this process, we do not need to be looking for a priest that will “dig us out of hole” but, a person who can lead us positively forward into the future.
The discussion was lively, heartfelt, open with thoughts and feelings. Not everyone agreed on everything, however respect, love, and prayer brought the group into agreement….we believe we have a way forward now as we begin the process of interview training with Ann Fleming and actual interviewing of candidates.
The BCC will meet with Ann Fleming to participate in Behavioral Interview Training. Ann has provided a training manual and with each person reading through the manual, we should be able to have our questions for her ready which will decrease the amount of time we will need to spend in the actual training. Most trainings are 4-5 hours and with our schedules and hers, we hope to only meet for 2-3 hours.