Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

The following are a glossary of terms that are used in the process. While some of straightforward, some may have a slightly different meaning from other dioceses Rector: The settled priest overseeing a parish congregation. Vicar: The settled priest overseeing a mission congregation. Priest-in-Charge: The priest called to oversee a parish or mission congregation for a defined period (usually 2 years) of discernment. At the end of this period, the congregation and priest mutually discern if the congregation will call

Other Congregations in Transition

Other Congregations in Transition

Congregations that have called a Priest-in-Charge or paused their transition search are listed here Grace, Lopez Island is paused in its transition while it builds a vicarage. St. Andrew’s, Aberdeen is paused in its transition with an interim in place. Christ Church, Tacoma has called a Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Janet Campbell. Trinity, Seattle has called a Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons St. Joseph-St. John, Lakewood is paused in its transition.

Congregations Preparing to Receive Names

Congregations Preparing to Receive Names

In this phase of the process, congregations are preparing to receive names for Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge. An interim is in place and the Canon to the Ordinary will submit names to the congregation from all of the applicants for consideration. NOTE: We do a thorough red flag check on all applicants. St. David Emmanuel, Shoreline has an interim in place and are preparing to seek a PT (.5) Vicar. St. Augustine-in-the-Woods, Freeland has an interim in place and are preparing to seek

Congregations Seeking Interim Coverage

Congregations Seeking Interim Coverage

During this time of clergy vacancy, a priest-in-charge will be assigned to the church. The following congregations are seeking interim coverage and at the present time, a clergy person has not been assigned. A list of names will be sent to the church for priest-in-charge consideration. St. Benedict’s, Lacey seeks a part time (1/2 time) interim Vicar. St. Mary’s, Lakewood seeks a part time (1/2 time) Interim Rector to begin by Dec 31. All Saint’s Tacoma seeks a part time

Congregations Receiving Names

Congregations Receiving Names

The following congregations are receiving names of potential candidates for interim Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge. The Canon to the Ordinary will submit names to the congregation from all of the applicants for considerationNOTE: We do a thorough red flag check on all applicants Christ Church, Blaine seeks a part-time (1/2 time) Vicar. They are receiving names on a rolling basis from the Canon to the Ordinary.