Search Committee Letter
Greetings, Rector Applicant
We welcome your interest in our discernment process to call the 11th Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. During each gathering in the last six months, our congregation has prayed that the Holy Spirit would give us counsel to discern and call our next rector. We have prayed that a candidate’s heart would be filled with love for the ministry to be done here; with a passion for encouraging and supporting the ministry of all the baptized, and that the diverse gifts God has given to this community may be appropriately utilized.
Please review our Parish Profile for more information about Emmanuel Parish.
If you believe you are being called by the Holy Spirit to enter into this discernment process with us, please begin conversation with our Search Committee by contacting the Rev. Dr. Christopher Corbin, Missioner for Transition and Leadership, Communications Director, The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 605-881-8153. Interested candidates should send a resume/CV and Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) profile to Fr. Chris. All inquiries will be reviewed by the Missioner for Transition and Leadership in consultation with the Diocesan Bishop, and appropriate candidates’ names will be forwarded to the Emmanuel Rector Search Committee. The committee hopes discernment and Rector Call will be completed by summer, 2020.
Again, thank you for your interest in our Rector Search and discernment/call process. The committee looks forward to reviewing your profile and learning of your special gifts and ministry talents. As candidates are presented to the committee, we will begin regular prayers for each applicant. We ask that you also pray for Emmanuel and the search process. May the Holy Spirit lead us forward, with hearts and minds joined, to do the work our Lord Jesus Christ is calling us to do.
The Emmanuel Rector Search Committee