We at St. John’s are on the Transition Journey.
In 2016, 127% of us took the CAT (something for mathematicians to puzzle over). The Profile Committee met meeting twice a month, finding ways to gather input, and gathering information for the Profile document. Over thirty of us have gathered between services to share the blessings and the challenges of worshipping, carrying out our ministries, and just being a part of our warm and busy St. John family.
In 2017, the Search committee has been hard at work with the mutual discernment process of finding the new rector for St. John’s. There is a strong pool of candidates and the process is going smoothly.
The transition at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish began with the resignation of Father Mark Miller. Mother Mary MacKenzie is serving as our priest in charge while the transition continues. It will end with the calling of a new rector in 12 to 18 months. There will be bumps and potholes in our road. We may even get lost a few times and need the prayers of all to help us find our way forward. But together we will discern a new future for St. John’s and identify the qualities of a rector who will help lead us into that future.
Travel is exciting but it can also be scary. You have to step away from the familiar and into the unknown. We feel comfortable with the familiar ways of doing things at St. John’s. The Transition forces us to find new ways of doing things and discerning those new ways will take time, conversation, and prayer.
The Vestry is committed to providing the time and space for those conversations to take place and asks for your prayers as our congregation together enters this time of transition.
Please see Transition updates for ways you can participate in our journey.