Our Transition Timeline

  • Late October, 2019 Father Jim Puryear gives notice of retirement, effective Jan 1
  • January, 2020 Special Celebratory Party for Father Jim
  • February, 2020 Father Bob Cowperthwaite begins service as Interim Rector
  • Compensation Study completed
  • March, 2020 Self Study and Survey completed
  • April-May, 2020 Narrative Profile completed
  • OTM Community Profile completed
  • Changes made to Website
  • Rector Search Committee selected
  • Late May-June 30, 2020 Candidates’ application materials accepted by the Canon to the Ordinary
  • Mid July, 2020 Approved candidate list submitted to Search Committee
  • Mid July-Sept., 2020 Committee reviews candidate materials, conducts reference checks and digital interviews
  • Late Sept.-Mid Oct., 2020 Committee recommends three or four candidates who will be subject to approval by the Bishop’s Office
  • Committee designees visit approved candidates
  • Committee recommends three finalists to the Vestry
  • Late Oct.-Mid Nov., 2020 Vestry reviews materials, conducts on site interviews
  • Bishop interviews finalists from outside the diocese
  • Vestry submits final candidate to the Bishop for consent
  • Mid Nov.-Late Nov., 2020 Vestry agrees with final candidate on  Letter of Agreement and Letter of Agreement is approved by the Bishop
  • Early Dec., 2020 Public Announcement
  • Jan.-Feb., 2021 Welcome the new Rector