“I had the good fortune to serve as Interim Rector at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church during its rector search. This helpful book captures the lessons learned from that process, most notably that the search for a new rector is a matter of discernment, not simply of hiring. Rector Transitions provides sage guidance and professional tools to help lay persons to discern God’s vision for their church and to find and establish a strong partnership with the new rector who will join their lives.”

-The Very Rev. Douglas Travis, Dean and President Emeritus, The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest

“When I was invited to chair our Rector Search Committee, I was nervous because I had never led such a process before. Rector Transitions became the God-centered roadmap (dare I call it a bible!) on which our committee relied at every juncture of our search. We benefited greatly from its Spirit-guided, practical advice. This book should be required reading for any lay person involved in a rector transition.”

-Robert S. Murley, Chair, Rector Search Committee, Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Illinois, and Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse

“Getting a rector search and transition right is so important. This is a book packed with wisdom and insight that can make a difference to a successful church transition of clergy. It is a remarkably good book; accessible, wise, and practical.”

-The Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean and President, Virginia Theological Seminary

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