Rector Search

After bidding goodbye to our 5th Rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Z. Turner, who retired in June 2017, St. Mark’s has entered a period of transition and search for a new leader. Such interim periods are important phases in a congregation’s life: they can be an opportunity to reflect on the gifts and challenges of the parish, to search deeply for the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit, to honor existing strengths and to open the community up to fresh voices. Whether you are new here or a longtime member, this is an exciting time to be part of St. Mark’s, and we warmly invite you to join us as an active participant in the process.

See below for latest news and updates from our Parish Profile and Search Committees; stay tuned for ways your voice and vision can inform this work. We ask especially that you keep St. Mark’s in your prayers, that our work and our life together may be to the greater glory of God.

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 818)

January 2018: Active Search underway! St. Mark’s Search Committee has received training from the Diocese of Texas Transition Ministry and is now in an active search for a new rector.  Link to our Parish Profile: St. Mark’s Parish Profile-Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

The vestry would like to give you the opportunity to recommend the name of any ordained Episcopal priest who you feel would be a good match for our congregation. Please download and complete this form: Rector Nomination Form

December 2017: The Rector Search Committee was selected and commissioned. After attending training in January 2018, the search for a new rector will be active.

September/October 2017: Parish Survey conducted, and results have been compiled and used to create the Parish Profile, which was submitted to the Diocese of Texas in November, for approval.




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