St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
Rector Search

Letter from Father Peter

Dear friends: It has been my great privilege to serve as your interim rector this past year.  St. Matthew’s is a wonderful, healthy parish that is poised on the frontier, ready to sing new songs of Zion under the leadership of your new rector.  My task has been to challenge you and invite you to…

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Update – Search Committee – October 18th, 2020

In case you missed it, Tim Walsh and Karen Sawyer (Search Committee co-chairs) delivered some exciting news during this past Sunday’s services. (Spoiler alert: We’ve called our next rector!) Below is a video of Tim’s announcement during the 9:30 a.m. service. Watch for details! Search Committee Update – Sunday, October 18th. Posted by St. Matthew’s…

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Update – Search Committee – September 28th, 2020

As of September 25th, St. Matthew’s has been blessed with many responses to our posting for a new full-time rector. The Search Committee has been very busy meeting with the candidates to discern our potential future together. Each candidate provides their own unique set of skills and talents and we learn something from each and…

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Update – Search Committee – August 21st, 2020

As of August 18th, St. Matthew’s has been blessed with many responses to our posting for a new full-time rector. All of the candidates are in various stages of discernment, with the Search Committee meeting multiple times per week to keep the process moving for each Candidate. Each Candidate provides us with a cover letter,…

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Update – Search Committee – July 31st, 2020

We have received a few more applications this week. We are in the process of scheduling some initial Zoom calls with a couple candidates in order to start distilling our list. Still a long road ahead in the discernment process. Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of…

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Update – Search Committee – July 6th, 2020

The Search Committee leads had a very productive kickoff meeting with Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and we continue to work weekly with Bud Holland, our rector search consultant. Arlette mentioned that application flow will probably be a little slow until we get closer…

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Parish Profile Approved by Bishop’s Office

The Profile Committee and Vestry are pleased to report that the Parish Profile was approved by the Bishop’s office on June 18th and the Search Committee is now accepting applications for the rector position at Saint Matthew’s, Maple Glen! The Parish Profile is available online here. Yours in Christ,THE PARISH PROFILE COMMITTEE Joe BuesgenPam DunlapJane…

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Parish Profile Now Complete!

The Profile Committee is pleased to report that the Parish Profile was approved by the Vestry on June 9th and has now been submitted to the Bishop’s office for approval. It will be published on our website as soon as Bishop Gutierrez has had the opportunity to review it. We are eager for you to…

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Rector Search Update – Profile Committee

On Monday, February 10th, we concluded the focus group sessions which started in mid-January. Approximately 104 people participated in the sessions. The Profile Committee then met to work on codifying the responses into a usable format. This report was then used to help formulate the structure of the Parish Profile, and identify key elements on…

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Focus on the Future – The Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT)

We are inviting you to complete the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an online survey that will help us gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our church. The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping us to write a more complete Parish Profile, and will be useful information for the Search Committee…

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