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. St. Joseph-St. John, Lakewood is discerning its model of ministry. Holy Spirit, Battle Ground is discerning next steps after clergy retirement. Church of Our Savior, Monroe has voted to close. St. Luke, Elma has voted to close.
Congregations listed below are no longer receiving names. Search Committees and the governing body of each congregation will conduct interviews. St. Peter’s, Seattle is discerning a Priest-in-Charge call with a candidate. St Bede’s and Elim Lutheran (ELCA), Port Orchard are no longer receiving names for Pastor/Vicar. Good Samaritan, Sammamish is no longer receiving names for Rector. Christ Church Tacoma is no longer receiving names for Rector. St. Andrew’s, Tacoma has called the Rev. Paul Lebens-Englund as their next Rector. He
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. While these positions are being discerned by the congregation, prospective candidates should contact the Canon to the Ordinary for information about scope of position and details about the congregation’s ministry. NOTE: We do a thorough red flag check on all applicants. St.
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 interim consideration.
The following congregations are receiving names of potential candidates for Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge. Please contact the Canon to the Ordinary to learn more about positions posted below. The Bishop’s Office will submit approved names for consideration by the Search Committee of the Congregation. NOTE: We do a thorough red flag check on all applicants. Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon Island seeks a PT (1/2 time) Rector. You can find out more about the priest they seek at the Church of the