Rector Search

St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas is searching for its seventh Rector. After serving faithfully for almost fifteen years, The Rev. E. Clifton Gardner retired at the end of May 2017. After a six month search within our diocese, the Vestry determined that our next Rector was not in the list of names we had been given from our Bishop’s office.  The parish has elected to proceed with a national search process.  Our search committee has created this Parish Profile as a vehicle for sharing information about St. James with potential candidates.

The aim of this Parish Profile is to explain:

  • Who we are
  • Where we have been and what can we learn from our past
  • Our desires for our next Rector and current priorities

To assist us in our Rector search, we conducted a parish-wide survey in June 2017. The results have helped us gauge our members’ feelings and desires for St. James. We have used the survey results to create this profile and feel they are a valuable informational tool that will be discussed in depth with our next Rector.

Read the full Parish Profile (requires Adobe PDF): St. James Dallas Rector Search Profile 2018