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Nativity Cathedral

Search for Dean and Rector

Prayer for Transition

God of love, we thank you for your presence with us on our transition journey. We pray for our parish family, that we may be full of love in our self-reflection, full of imagination in our aspirations, full of patience in our discernment, and full of faith at each step that we take. In a time of uncertainty, we rest in your eternal changelessness and boundless love. In Jesus Name we pray.
Amen.

News from the Search Committee

The Search Committee has received numerous applications for the position of Dean and Rector at Nativity. The committee is busy interviewing and conducting site visits for our finalists. We hope to call our next Dean in October!




Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dean & Rector Search Process?
The search process is the transition time before we prayerfully discern and call the next Dean & Rector. During this time, the congregation reflects on its priorities and values to determine the qualities we are looking for in our next leader. Candidates will then be screened and interviewed to determine the right person for this position.

How is the search committee gathering feedback from parishioners?
Six listening sessions (in-person and virtual) were held. Small group sessions also were held with various Nativity ministries. A survey also appeared in the bulletin and was mailed to parishioners. Please see a summary of parishioner responses HERE.

What is the Parish Profile?
The Parish Profile is a summary of who we are as a parish and what we are looking for in the next Dean.

What is the typical timeline for a search process?

We anticipate that our search process will last between 12 and 15 months. Our tentative timeline is below:

  • February-April 2022: Collect feedback from parishioners about Nativity and learn what qualities we prefer in the next Dean.
  • May 2022: Post and advertise the Dean position
  • Summer/Fall 2022: Receive applications and interview candidates
  • Winter 2022-23: Call new Dean & Rector

How can I nominate a candidate for the Dean & Rector position?
Please email your potential candidate's name, contact information, and a statement of why they would be a good match for us to search@nativitycathedral.org. The search committee will reach out to your nomination.




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