As you are aware, since Paris's retirement, our plan has been to undergo a period of discernment and introspection in the hope and expectation that, in late October or early November, we will decide to call our Associate Rector, Rev. Eric Biddy, to be our new Rector. Our excellent search committee has made great progress with the discernment and introspection: they have completed a survey of the parish, and have organized gatherings of many small groups of parishioners, both with the aim of soliciting our opinions. Thanks to the search committee's considerable efforts, we remain on the schedule we set for ourselves.
Meanwhile, we have been looking for an Interim Rector to bridge the period between now and approximately February, 2016, at which point we hope to install Eric. I am delighted that Rev. Bill Nesbit has accepted the position. Bill has just completed fifteen years as Rector of St. Charles Episcopal Church in St. Charles in this Diocese. He will carry out all of the normal duties of Rector, and will, I am sure, strengthen our church while we continue through our period of transition. This coming Sunday will be his first with us, and he will be preaching at all three services. I hope that he will be able to meet as many of us as possible on Sunday.
Faithfully, Bill Pearson, Senior Warden