Rector Search

Dear Parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church,

As we have spent time this Spring reflecting on the state of the parish through Appreciative Inquiry and Focus Groups, it is now time to quantify our feelings through the Search Survey.  This survey, enclosed as a printed version, should take about fifteen minutes to complete.  We worked hard to ensure that this survey provides us information about our current feelings and needs for a new rector.  It is our hope that every person will complete this survey, including children who would like to participate.

If you are comfortable and able to take this survey online, we encourage you to do so.  First, if you take the survey online, you can’t forget to turn it in.  Second, the information is automatically added to our spreadsheet of responses.  The link is

It will also be posted in bulletins for the next few weeks.

If you are not comfortable or able to take the survey online, you may respond on paper, doing one of the following:

  • complete the paper copy you received in the mail
  • print the survey by clicking here
  • call the parish office (717-299-1188) and ask to have one mailed to you.

Please return the paper survey by mail or place it in the box in the Parish Hall.

The data gathered by the surveys will be used to create a Parish Profile that is a narrative of who we are as a parish, and the kind of rector who we hope will be able to lead us into the future.  By participating in this process, your voice is heard.

I appreciate your attention to this important matter.


Leslie T. Morgan

Search Committee Chairman