The Church of the Good Shepherd recently bid farewell to its beloved rector and began the process to call a new priest. The vestry, search committee, and Interim Priest, Rev. Melissa Buono, are leading the congregation through this time of transition.

We expect that it could take as long as 18 months until our new rector arrives.

January 2019: Search committee formation and commissioning
February - May 2019: Research, writing, and publication of the Parish Profile
June - September 2019: Receiving names, creating the “long list”
October - November 2019: Phone interview, background check, short list
December 2019 - February 2020: Interviews, visits, final selection, call
May 2020 - Arrival of new rector


Search committee memberS

Chris O’Leary

Rafael Pupo

Ellen Harland

Debby Flint-Baum

Tom Hoch

Kristen Bates

Elgin Summerfelt

Wendy Fedderson

Neal Ogle

Bev Ridpath


Come, Holy Spirit, open our hearts to your guidance as we seek the next rector for our church. Inspire and unify our community that together we can see the way ahead and faithfully do the work we have been called to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
— Prayer for the rector search, as written by the Search Committee