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Transition Team Updates Archive

Each week the Transition Team shares an updated in the weekly parish email. Below are our archived messages which we hope will keep you informed of our progress.

Transition Team Update – 1/26/2023 - Mary Louise Formisano

The Transition Team has met for nine weeks and has diligently worked in consultation with Canon Tina Pickering (Canon to the Ordinary) who oversees the search/transition process for the diocese. We are so appreciative of our community's input which continues to inform the process.

We are pleased to announce the completion of our website pages dedicated to the Rector search process.   Our objectives are to inform prospective Rector candidates about All Saints’ Church, our search and process, and to serve as a source to keep parishioners informed of our progress.  

Please check out these links:  

Home page you will see a menu option for Rector Search where you will find  About Our Parish and Search Info For Parishioners. 

We will also be updating a dedicated bulletin board in Parish Hall regularly with information about the search process.


The Transition Team will be making a presentation about the search process and answering your questions at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 29 after the 10:00am service. We hope to see you there.  If you are unable to attend we encourage you to review the webpages and our bulletin board.  If you would like to consult with anyone on the team please alert the Church office and one of us will reach out to you. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Transition Team Update – 1/19/2023 - Sheelagh Higginson

The team continues to meet weekly and is making great progress. Yesterday we met via Zoom with Canon Tina Pickering (Canon to the Ordinary) who oversees the search/transition process for the diocese.

By the end of our meeting we had completed our first two major tasks; finalizing our TMC (Transition Ministry Conference) and OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) profiles. Canon Tina will be posting our TMC profile so that her counterparts across the country are aware of our vacancy. Our OTM profile, which is a more public document that helps match us with potential candidates, will also be posted soon. Next steps include the diocese receiving applications and, after pre-screening, suitable candidates will be forwarded to the Transition Team for consideration. 

To coincide with our two profiles being published we will also ‘go live’ with two search related website pages. In addition we have created a website page to help keep parishioners informed of our progress. Once we go live we will share the links so that you can take a peek.

The Transition Team will be making a presentation and answering your questions at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 29 after the 10:00am service. We hope to see you there. 


If you have served on a Search Committee / Transition Team you know that this is an intense experience. Your team is dedicated and focussed, and in true All Saints' spirit is carrying out their work prayerfully, and with grace and much humor. Thank you for your continued prayers for this process. 

Transition Team Update – 1/12//2023 - Terri Fillion

The team was able to complete the answers to the four questions for the Transition Ministry Conference presentation with input from Bishop Dorsey. Canon Tina Pickering will use our answers when she is meeting with her counterparts from around the country in March.
Canon Tina was able to announce to that same group this week via Zoom that All Saints’ is in the search process.  Our intention is to finalize our answers to the twelve Office of Transition Ministry questions at our next meeting with input from Canon Tina. It is also our intention to craft something from our answers to all these questions that can be shared by anyone and that will help us in the search process. All Saints’ web site has been reviewed and is being updated. You can look for the new and improved version very soon. Thank you to Sheelagh for her hard work on that. Members of the team are planning to make a presentation and host a question-and-answer session at the upcoming annual meeting on January 29. 

The Transition Team continues to meet weekly. They met with Canon Pickering and reviewed the 4 Transition Ministry Conference questions  and the 12 Office of Transition questions and she gave her blessing to our responses as we near completion. We are reviewing the All Saints’ web page to include this information and to give the parish a timeline for the entire process and how we proceed to attract candidates and the interview process. 

12/5/2022 Transition Team
The Transition Team is diligently working through the initial steps of the process to find our next Rector. One of our early tasks is to identify our strengths, challenges, and vision for the future as well as determining the skills and gifts we consider essential in future leadership. 

Click here to complete the survey online.

If you prefer, you can pick up a paper copy of the survey in church. Another option is to speak directly with a Transition Team member - there is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Room or send an email to Verna (Parish Admin Assistant) at and request a phone call. 
Please provide your feedback by Sunday, December 11. 

Our thanks. 
The Transition Team 
Barbara Buckley, Mike Claflin, Terri Fillion, Mary Louise Formisano, Sheelagh Higginson, Gina Kuzmeskus, Paul Lister, Jim Roan, Mary Sturtevant and advisor - Dorsey McConnell 

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