Our Rector Search

Our Rector Search

 
Welcome to our Rector Search page. Here you will find regular updates as we seek a new Rector. If you have any questions about the Rector Search process, please share them with Pam Fite, Senior Warden or with Randy Laney, Junior Warden. Their contact information is listed in the church directory.
 
Prayer for our Parish and Rector Search
Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for the Grace Church parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
 
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 Grace Church, 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.

From The Book of Common Prayer ~ Page 817-818



Our Rector Search Process Timeline Overview:

Calling a New Rector - Plan A - Diocese of Alabama
 

Click the link to read Part time Interim Rector Announcemet - July 10, 2019
Rev. Jim Elliott to Serve as Part Time Interim Rector
Click the link to read the Next Steps Update in our Rector Search - June 17, 2019
Parish Profile is Complete - What's Next?

Click the link below to read the Grace Church Parish Profile - May 20, 2019
Grace Church Parish Profile - May 20, 2019

Click the link below to read an update from the Rector Search Committee - May 13, 2019
Search Committee to host a meeting about our Parish Profile - click here to read more

Click the link below to read an update from the Parish Profile Committee - May 6, 2019
First Draft of Parish Profile is Ready - May 6, 2019

Click the link below to read an update from Lisa Davis, Parish Survey - April 12, 2019
Parish Survey Update from Lisa Davis - April 12, 2019

Click on the link below to read an update from Perry Reynolds, Search Committee Chairperson - April 11, 2019
Search Committee Report from Perry Reynolds, Chairperson - April 11, 2019


Click the link below to read an update from the Parish Profile Committee - March 18, 2019
Parish survey is now closed. Read more about the next step in our search process

Click the link below to read an update from the Parish Profile Committee - March 4, 2019
Take the Parish Survey Now!

Clck the link below to read an update from the Parish Profile Committee - February 24, 2019
Parish Survey Announcement - February 24, 2019

Click the link below to read an update from the Parish Profile Committee - February 4, 2019
Read an Update from the Parish Profile Committee


A Letter from Perry Reynolds, Search Committee Chairperson Posted January 31, 2019

Search Committees - Posted January 31, 2019


Rector Search Update from Pam Fite, Senior Warden - January 30, 2019

Click link to read Annual Parish Meeting letter (January 30, 2019) from Pam Fite, Senior Warden

Rector Search Update from Pam Fite, Senior Warden - December 4, 2018

Click link to read the update from Pam Fite, Senior Warden

Farewell Reception for The Rev. Dr. Lee F. Shafer

Lee's Farewell Reception and Purse Letter - Click the link to read the letter

October 29, 2018 - The Rev. Dr. Lee F. Shafer Resignation Letter

Click Link to view letter

October 28, 2018 - Grace Church Vestry Minutes

Attending: The Rev. Dr. Lee Shafer, The Rev. Dr. David Whetstone, Pam Fite, Connie Freeman, Jon Garlick, Bea Holman, Don King, Randy Laney, Perry Reynolds, Jimmy Striplin, Lauren Waltz, and Jane Wood.

Abesent: Mike Phebus, Lucy Whatley

The meeing was called together by The Rev. Dr. Lee Shafer at 9:30 A.M. with prayer.

Rector's Report: The Rev. Dr. Lee Shafer announced that she received a call as Priest to Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville, K.Y. and her last Sunday will be November 25.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 A.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Jane Wood, Vestry Clerk