Profile Committee Update

The Profile Committee (commissioned on Aug. 27) held our first meeting on Sunday, Sept 24. Karen Gusse, the diocesan search consultant, joined us to review the overall plan and help us kick off the process. Over the next several months, the group will be completing a 15-part description of our church community and what we are looking for in a new vicar. As of now, the committee plans to meet about twice a month to further the process. While the effort will be lead by this team, everyone at St. Hilda St. Patrick’s has a role to play. A general survey will be coming to ask your opinion, and you may be approached personally by a member of the team for your input. Since our future vicar is a shepherd for ALL of us, we ask that you participate prayerfully, enthusiastically, and honestly when called.
Top: Bill Plankenhorn, Greg Walrath
Bottom: Andrea Riseden-Perry, Carol Rypkema, Valerie Kelley, Rick Paul
Profile Committee

Profile Committee

Profile Committee

As we enter into the first phase of finding our next vicar, we have selected and are praying for our Profile Committee.  Its members are Rick Paul, Valerie Kelley, Greg Walrath, Andrea Riseden-Perry, Bill Plankenhorn and Carol Rypkema.

Together they will oversee a survey of our congregation members, review the feedback with a consultant from the Diocese, and author a document which tries to paint a picture of who St Hilda St Patrick is; how we feel called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our broader neighborhood; and what traits and experience we are looking for in our next vicar.

The written profile must be an open, honest representation of our church, and it must present a welcoming invitation to others.

Once our profile has been completed and blessed by Bishop Greg, it will be posted to our website and to a search website for interested clergy to see and respond.

At that point we will then enter into our next phase – the Search Committee.

Please join us in praying for our Profile Committee and for each other in the months to come.

In peace and grace,

Michael Rader
Senior Warden

Welcome, Father Miller

The Rev. Mark Miller is the interim priest for the rest of 2017 and into 2018. He retired this past year after many decades of experience. “I have found this church full of very cooperative leaders and members who are ardent in love for this congregation and dedicated to making it available and welcoming for all persons,” he said after the first months this summer.