Mar. 5, 2018.
By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller.

In discussion with the leadership of the congregation, a decision was reached to extend an offer to both Diana Tycer and Rev. Sarah Caine to stay on staff for at least one more year in their roles as interim director of religious exploration (DRE) and assistant minister, respectively. Both are doing an excellent job and it was concluded that with the various transitions in the congregation, this would give us some time to breathe, appreciate their gifts and plan for what comes next.

Our contract with Sarah is based on a mutual agreement to continue from year to year and she is excited about continuing with us for another year. Her dream of military reserve chaplaincy has finally also been approved and she will be moving forward with periodic training over the next year. Because of the unfolding understanding of what that will require from her, we will reassess her situation again in the middle of next year.

Next year will be Diana’s final year as interim DRE, based on our revised timeline for a DRE search and her plans for her future. This extra year will give us plenty of time to implement a national search.

For now and through next year, we will continue to be served by these two gifted and committed staff members. Once again, we are grateful for their professionalism, gifts and commitment to this congregation. And please don’t forget to attend Sarah’s ordination this coming Sunday, after which we will be able to call her reverend and chaplain.

Please always feel free to contact me if you have any questions.