The Search Committee met with The Rev. Ann Normand, Canon to the Ordinary from the Diocese of Texas for additional training for the next stage of our search. Following this training the committee received the list of interested candidates. Please understand that in this process the committee is sworn to maintaining confidentiality and is unable to share the number of candidates, their names, age, church or their city and state with anyone outside of the committee. We, as a committee, must respect this process and the confidentiality of the candidates. We must also respect and protect the right of each search committee member to share candidly with each other and not feel concern of a breach of confidence. Please do not feel offended if questions about these candidates are unanswered. Out of respect, please do not ask. Our next step in the process is to review each candidate, assess the information provided, rank the candidates and then begin scheduling interviews. This is not a quick process. Working too quickly could result in an inappropriate choice for Saint Thomas’. The Search Committee is dedicated to the process, and we will move forward. We always need your prayers and support. Prayer for a New Rector Almighty God, giver of every good gift. Look graciously on Saint Thomas’ And so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, 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.