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March 20, 2019 — Search Process for a New Dean & Rector

The Search for our New Dean & Rector




Welcome to our first update from the Vestry regarding the search process for our new Dean & Rector

This process is as outlined by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.


Search for a new Dean & Rector


  1.       PLANNING

Canon to the Ordinary (Kristin White) meets with Vestry (Status: Done)

→Celebrate Steve’s time as Dean at CCC, say goodbye (Status: Celebration already happened on Saturday, March 23rd)

→Appoint interim (Bishop, Canon to the Ordinary, Senior and Junior wardens)  (Status: Wardens have interviewed two candidates)

→Search Committee and Vestry Retreat (Status: Deadline to receive nominations is Monday, May 20th, 2019. Please email your nominees contact inforamtion to Johnnie Alex at

         Commission Search Committee

         Holy Conversations take place with congregation

         Create profile, submit to OTM (Office for Transition Ministry) Database info

         Complete Website with search profile


  1.       SEARCHING

         Accept applications (Diocesan office)

         Pre-screen names (Diocesan office)

         Vet Candidates

         Narrow to interviews

         More essays?

         Zoom interviews

         Check references

         Fly out interviewers

         Narrow to finalists

         Finalists visit


  1.        CHOOSING

         Search committee presents results

         Vestry votes

         Bishop approves

         Senior warden extends call with support of Bishop

         New Rector/Dean accepts call

         Say good bye to interim

         Welcome new Rector/Dean

         Celebration of New Ministry


If you have questions about the New Dean and Rector Search Process, you may contact Johnnie Alex, Senior Warden and/or Brad Ayers, Junior Warden. All are welcome to be part of this search process.