Rector Search Committee

On Sunday, April 25, 2021 the Search Committee was commissioned
for the next Rector of Grace Church.


Grace Church Search Committee 2021

Mary Ellen Hart           Scott Fais

Julie Eastlake          Chris Gardner

Julie Geiger               Jo Pankow

Terrin Schnee             Mary Toney

december 2021 UPDATE - New Rector Search

The Search Committee for Grace Church continues to stay busy. During the autumn months, the committee completed necessary paperwork and formulated a document that our diocese will use as an

aid when attracting a new Rector for Grace Church. These necessary steps must be completed before new Rector candidates may step forward and express interest in our parish. Ahead this winter, the Search Committee will prepare a resource manual that will serve as a guidebook to attract interested candidates to Grace Church, and showcase parish life, community outreach, downtown, and the Sandusky community. This visual document will give Rector candidates from across North America an attractive introduction to our church and community.

Merry Christmas to all our faithful parishioners.

OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE - New Rector Search
Thank you so much to everyone that answered our survey. We'll be using the survey and personal responses to help us give the diocese, and anyone wishing to apply, a better picture of who we would like to see as our next Rector.

At this next phase begins, we will be looking at what we would like in a pastor and, just as important, what we have to offer as a parish and community.

Thank you again for your input, prayers and support.

September 2021 UPDATE -New Rector Search
Our survey is ready and will be available throughout September!

In order to reach as many people as possible, we’re making it available in three ways: Email via Mailchimp, paper copies that will be sent to homes, as well as being made available during services on Tuesdays and Sundays. Don’t worry, we’re only asking you to fill it out once! If you have extra forms, you could possibly pass it on to your college kids and teens in your household. We value everyone’s opinion.

Please also consider speaking to one of the Search Committee members as a follow up to your survey response. We realize a formal survey has limits and would like to hear from you.

We thank you for your participation and also your patience as we work our way through this very important process of finding our next Rector.

JULY 2021 UPDATE -New Rector Search

The search for our new Rector at Grace Episcopal Church is underway. Your search committee is listening and wants to hear from you!

This July, start thinking about what’s important to you and the qualities you would like in our new Rector. Grace is a loving and caring community, and the search committee needs your opinion.

A series of events will help us learn what’s on your mind and hearts.

In August, we will canvas Grace Episcopal Church with a survey asking for your needs. In September, additional in-person one-on-one interviews and phone interviews will be completed with members of the parish. In October, we will also host an in-person meeting where members of the Grace family can be part of the process. In the meantime, Search Committee co-chairs Mary Ellen Hart and Scott Fais are available to answer questions. Contact them at:

Mary Ellen

Almighty God, giver of every good gift:
Look graciously on your Church,
and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish,
that we may receive a faithful pastor,
who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BCP, page 818

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