After eight years with St. Edward’s, our previous priest left in mid-July 2022 to accept another call. Over the next six months, we focused on the discernment phase of the ministry transition process. We identified our gifts, what we seek in a new priest, and our vision for future ministry in three areas — enriching church family life, nurturing individual spiritual growth, and renewing and focusing community involvement and outreach.
Now we are in the selection phase. After the Episcopal Church in Minnesota posts our open position and screens applicants, we will conduct interviews. Our goal is to have our new priest start by July 1, 2023.