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
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.
Here the search committees for the congregations will interview candidates for the position from the list provided by the Canon to the Ordinary St. David of Wales, Shelton has received names for the position of Rector and is interviewing candidates.
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
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
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.