Search for a New Priest in Charge

Latest Update

October 4 - Letter from Patty Smith, Senior Warden

Process

  • Father De announces his call to St James Episcopal Church Jun 26
  • Vestry drafts initial answers to Ministry Portfolio Jul 13, 20, & 27
  • Canon Lou Blanchard meets with congregation Jul 31
  • Father De & Freeman family farewell pot luck Aug 7
  • Father Paul Lautenschlager joins Chapel as an assisting priest Aug 8
  • Written ministry portfolio input from congregation Aug 1 – 20
  • Parish community ministry portfolio meetings Aug 14 & 17
  • Portfolio input meeting with staff Sep 6
  • Vestry approves final ministry portfolio Sep 7
  • Vestry members meet with Bishop on ministry portfolio Sep 8
  • Ministry portfolio candidate recruitment Sep 12 – 31
  • Interview Training for the Vestry by Canon Blanchard 27 Sep
  • Candidate vetting by Episcopal Diocese of Colorado TBD
  • Canon Blanchard provides potential name to Vestry TBD
  • Vestry considers potential name   Could include visits, interview, etc. TBD
  • Vestry notifies Bishop of results of the consideration TBD
  • Bishop appoints Priest in Charge for 3 year term TBD

Ministry Portfolio

A critical step in the discernment process to find a new Priest in Charge is submission of the Ministry Portfolio to the Bishop. The Ministry Portfolio is posted on the Office for Transition Ministry website which is run by the Episcopal Church.  Episcopal priests across the United States have access to the website.   The Chapel of Our Saviour Ministry Portfolio was created based upon information from the Vestry;  26 written portfolio documents from parishioners; and verbal input from 100 congregation members who attended parish discernment meetings on August 14th and 17th.  Thanks to all for their thoughtful and insightful comments on the portfolio.  The Vestry approved the portfolio on September 6th and it was presented to Bishop O’Neill on September 8, 2016.  Click here to download the completed Ministry Portfolio.