We need a pastor who will be an engaging and outgoing leader of this very social and friendly community.
We need a strong leader who can guide the church in today's world of change and controversy.
It may appear that we need a super-human balanced person. We do. But mostly we want a spiritually and intellectually gifted person who is full of compassion… who applies these talents to our life at St. Francis.
Being able to deliver a strong, meaningful, and memorable sermon is critically important.
I hope we look for a minister who is good with teenagers.
The new rector needs to help build the flock.
I would like to see a rector with a creative spirit who is not afraid to bring new ideas to the church.
We need a rector who is outgoing and personable and reaches out to parishioners and the community as a number one priority. All else will follow.
I would like to see a rector who believes in deepening the spiritual lives of all parishioners.
I pray for a spiritually gifted person, full of compassion and humor, who is trained … to deliver a graceful liturgy and sermon, and can lead a very informed congregation.
We need to be challenged to grow in ways that are beyond our current comfort zone. A new rector needs to see our possibilities for growth and have the grace and courage to lead us in new and focused directions.
We need an outgoing, charismatic, energetic, and gregarious rector who can inspire folks to want to be part of a vibrant parish.
I hope our rector will be able to inspire us all to spiritual growth—and especially become a lightning rod for our youth.
As a prospective pastor, it is easy to misconstrue St. Francis as a small, stable parish in a rural setting where the status quo is preferred. To do so would be to miss the enormous potential in this affluent, intellectual, and dynamic community.