Step 5: Nominations, Reference Checks, and Interviews: The Parish Profile is used to match persons to the open position. It is given to all potential candidates to acquaint them with the parish and position. Nominations are received from the congregation, the Bishop, and other available avenues. All nominations are given to the Bishop to screen. The Parish Profile is sent to all initial nominees. Next, a survey-style questionnaire is the first step of the interview process, followed by calls and zoom meetings all of which the purpose is to gather information about the candidates.
Step 5.2: A select few candidates (5 or less) will present as semi-finalists. The Search Committee will then arrange for field visits to observe the candidates at their present churches. When the list has been narrowed to 2 or 3, we will invite them for on-site interviews.