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The Transition Team Wants To Keep You Updated

If you have questions about the search process or work of the Transition Team please reach out to Transition Team Co-Chairs - Barbara Buckley and Mary Louise Formisano, or any member of the Transition Team; Mike Claflin, Terri Fillion, Sheelagh Higginson, Gina Kuzmeskus, Paul Lister, Jim Roan, Mary Sturtevant.

Update from Transition Team – May 2022


The Transition Team is very much looking forward to an in-person visit from one of the candidates interviewed via Zoom in April. The Transition Team & Vestry are working together to prepare for the two-day visit. Please keep those prayers coming. 

Click here for previous Transition Team Updates 

Rector Search Networking Statement

 

Rector position, full time, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Littleton, New Hampshire.

All Saints’ is a Spirit-filled, prayerful, forward-thinking congregation. We love one another as Christ loves us and we act on our faith in God. All Saints’ is well known for our ministry in Littleton and beyond. All Saints’ is a strong faith community with dedicated leadership and active participation by parishioners. We are located in an idyllic yet strategic setting, in a walkable downtown, in an amazing state; skiing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities abound, as well as opportunities for arts and music. 

We are seeking a rector who is grounded in a prayer life that informs all they do, is inclusive, fun, an engaging preacher and experienced administrator. 

Please visit the Rector Search pages on our website - www.allsts.org


To learn more about this opportunity contact:

Tina Pickering, Canon to the Ordinary, at the Episcopal Diocese of NH

email: tpickering@nhepiscopal.org

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Have a question? Check the FAQ section below!

  • Why is All Saints' looking for a new rector?
    Fr. Curtis Metzger, our rector of almost 7 years, has announced his intention to retire in late spring 2023.
  • When is Fr. Curtis's last day at All Saints'?
    Fr. Curtis's last day will be Sunday, June 4, 2023.
  • Who is serving on the Transition Team?
    Transition Team co-chairs are Barbara Buckley and Mary Louise Formisano Transition Team members: Mike Claflin, Terri Fillion, Sheelagh Higginson, Gina Kuzmeskus, Paul Lister, Jim Roan, and Mary Sturtevant. Need to put a face to the name? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a photo collage.
  • What is the scope of the Transition Team?
    There are specific steps and guidelines, as outlined by the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, that we must follow to mount a successful search. The Transition Team will be responsible for organizing and conducting the search including screening, interviewing, and ultimately recommending candidates to the vestry. The vestry are responsible for conducting final interviews and working with the Bishop to call our next rector.
  • How will All Saints' conduct the search?
    The Transition Team began the search process in mid-November 2022 with guidance from Canon Tina Pickering (the Diocese of NH's Canon to the Ordinary.) In early December we conducted a parish wide survey to gather information so that we could answer the four TMC (Transition Ministry Conference) and twelve OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) profile questions which are the basis for our search process. The Diocese of New Hampshire no longer requires parishes to create a printed or PDF version of a Parish Profile (i.e. a snapshot of who we are, including our mission and ministries.) It was suggested by Canon Tina that this information be incorporated into a Rector Search section on our website. If you are reading this then you are browsing the pages we created. The Rector Search pages on our website will be used to help applicants get to know us. The next phases of the search are: Candidate application submission and review. All applicants are vetted by Canon Tina and the Bishop before being presented to the Transition Team. Determination of the semi-finalist list and conduct interviews with those candidates Selection of the finalists for recommendation to the vestry The Vestry will conduct in-person interviews with the finalists and their families and will make the final decision on our new rector. We cannot anticipate how long this might take so ask for your patience and continued prayers.
  • How long will the search process take?
    That is the million dollar question. There are too many variables to be able to predict how long this process will take. It could be as short as a 6 to 8 months or as long as 18 months.
  • How can I participate in the search?
    We are encouraging every member of the parish to help us spread the word about our vacancy. To this end, we have created a statement that you can cut and paste into an email. Rector Search Networking Statement Rector position, full time, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Littleton, New Hampshire. All Saints’ is a Spirit-filled, prayerful, forward-thinking congregation. We love one another as Christ loves us and we act on our faith in God. All Saints’ is well known for our ministry in Littleton and beyond. All Saints’ is a strong faith community with dedicated leadership and active participation by parishioners. We are located in an idyllic yet strategic setting, in a walkable downtown, in an amazing state; skiing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities abound, as well as opportunities for arts and music. We are seeking a rector who is grounded in a prayer life that informs all they do, is inclusive, fun, an engaging preacher and experienced administrator. Please visit our website for further details. To learn more about this opportunity contact Tina Pickering, Canon to the Ordinary, at the Diocessan Office As other opportunities arise for participation we will let you know. Please continue to keep the Transition Team in your daily prayers.
  • Will the congregation be involved in selecting our new rector?
    The Transition Team, on behalf of the congregation, will screen the candidates and recommend finalists to the vestry. It is the job of the vestry, in conjunction with Bishop Rob, to make the final decision on who to call to be our next rector.
  • What happens if we have not chosen our next rector before Fr. Curtis's last day?
    This is not a process that we want to rush, and it is quite likely that the vestry will not have called our next rector before Fr. Curtis leaves in early June. Depending on the circumstances we may call an interim priest or depend on supply clergy until such time as the vestry calls our next rector.
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