A Message From the Search Committee Chair
April 18, 2018
Dear Member of the Trinity Cathedral Family, Speaking on behalf of the Search Committee, we are grateful for the continued prayers of the congregation and offer the following prayer for all of us—candidates, the Trinity community, the Search Committee—as we look to the future:
God, in this time of transition for Trinity Cathedral, we continue to seek your blessing and guidance. We lift up those leading the process of selecting a new Dean; may they rely on your wisdom and direction. In the light of our Episcopalian tradition, guide them with a love for this place, for our history and purpose, and our people.
We pray for the candidates as they contemplate joining our community.
May they come with an open heart and a clear, prophetic vision. May they be full of faith, dedicated to service and community. We seek a leader who will guide us with strength and conviction, wisdom and courage, humility and cooperation. Above all, we seek a leader who will love this place and the people who are dedicated to our mission. We continue to pray for our community that as we enter this time of transition we do so with anticipation, hope, and a desire to embrace God’s plan for the future. We ask for the grace to warmly welcome a new leader into our community.
We look forward to what lies ahead. We rely upon your providence to always give abundantly both in our challenges and successes. We call upon you each step of the way and place this process in your hands as you shape Trinity Cathedral and our call to be prophetic in all that we do.
We pray all these things through our Lord, Jesus Christ.*
As applications continue to come in for the position of Trinity’s next Dean. I continue to encourage you as Trinity members to submit names for consideration. Recommendations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of Trinity, I thank you for your continued support on this journey together to find our new Dean.
Chair, Search Committee
*Adapted from a prayer for a presidential search at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.