Transition Update

Your Vestry has asked for this space to post announcements and updates as we search for the next Rector of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs. Information will remain here until replaced by new updates.

Dear Parishioners,

The next step in St. Paul’s transition process is to assemble a team of church members to form a Transition Committee. The work of this committee would include initiating a self-study, creating a parish profile, and working in conjunction with our diocesan liaison(s) in vetting and recommending final candidates to the Vestry for the next Rector of St. Paul in the Desert Church Palm Springs. We expect the commitment to last between 12 and 18 months. The Vestry will decide whether or not this committee will be responsible for the care and settling of the Rector. The Vestry invites all interested church members to apply. The makeup of the committee will represent a breadth of personalities, gifts, leadership styles, and viewpoints; those who have open hearts and minds; and those who are committed to our community’s mission and vision. Committee applicants should be at least sixteen (16) years of age, have active church membership, and if an adult, a giver of record. The Transition Committee will be commissioned into a confidential, covenantal relationship with the parish at an appointed service and supported by the corporate and private prayers of the congregation. It is the Vestry’s canonical responsibility to call a new Rector.

Application deadline: Close of Business on November 8, 2019

Application was emailed or mailed. Can also be found at

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Saturday, November 9th
4:00 p.m.
Holy Communion
The Rev. David Burgdorf

Sunday, November 10th
8:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
The Rev. Canon David Caffrey

10:30 a.m.
Holy Communion
The Rev. Canon David Caffrey

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