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A Message from the Search Committee


Almighty God... We beseech you to guide us in our search for the one, who even now is being called to shepherd your flock at Ware Church.

March Search Committee update:  “Ware” we are in the Search for a new rector.

Our search committee was commissioned by the Vestry in May of 2019 and began the discernment process with a comprehensive parish survey.  Thank you all for the input that was provided to us!  Following the completion of the survey and a series of parish-wide focus meetings, the search committee compiled a Community Ministry Portfolio.  In previous searches, this was known as the parish profile.


Our Community Ministry Portfolio has been posted online at the Diocese and on the Episcopal News Network.  We can now begin to receive names of candidates!

Having posted our portfolio for candidates to consider, we wait patiently and prayerfully for names to come in.  In the near-term, the search committee has established early May as the time when we will start following up on names provided to us.  Please know that the Search Committee is as anxious as the rest of our congregation.  In the meantime, we have been meeting to have our interview questions ready for the initial round of candidates.

Please remember that during this time of collecting names and interviewing candidates, the Search Committee cannot share any information with the congregation.   This is the time when confidentiality is most important.  We will not be able to share information about candidates, not even the number of applications or where they come from, with anyone, including the Vestry.

Remember God’s message to Samuel as he sought the next King of Israel: “Do not consider their appearance or height, for I have rejected them.  The Lord does not look at the things that people look at.  People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  While we are searching for a rector, and not a king, we rely on the Lord to search our hearts and the heart of the person called to serve as the 20th rector of Ware Church. 


                            Blessings and thank you for your continued support,

                                              Elizabeth Roane, Bryan Hartley, Mary Montague,

                                                         Chuck Crook, Susan Jenkins, Wes Jones, Rick Zima


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