Search Committee Update – Dec 2022
By Meredith L. Canada
Thank you for your continued prayers for the members of the Search Committee as we begin the important task of identifying our new Dean.
As was reported last month, since the Search Committee was commissioned, we have completed the required Diocesan STAR training program given by Kellaura Johnson, Diocesan Transition Minister. The STAR program was developed from a secular human resources interview training program adapted to meet the needs of a congregation searching for a new rector (or Dean).
This training is based on the premise that future performance can be predicted by past behavior. Questions to ask during the interview have been formulated based on STAR – situation, task, action, and result.An example of this would be: “Tell us something you have accomplished in your career about which you are most proud. Specifically, how did you accomplish it? What has been the result of this work?”
The questions are designed to cover most aspects of a Dean’s work, and align with the qualities desired in our prospective Dean as reflected in our Parish Profile. Now that the Parish Profile has been completed and approved by our Vestry, our Search Committee’s primary focus is on developing a core set of questions that will be asked of each of those qualified candidates that are identified to be interviewed.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we go through this process, and ask for your continued prayers for the Search committee, and that the Holy Spirit will guide us in our work to successfully accomplish the task of finding our next Dean.
See the latest information and updates at: www.christchurchcathedral.org/searchcommittee