Rector Search

Rector Search Progressing

January 21, 2024

The search for St. Anna’s new Rector continues. Our application period officially closed on January 19th. The Search Committee has begun conducting initial interviews via Zoom with candidates who satisfied fundamental requirements for the position. As a reminder, Episcopal Church and Diocesan policy provides that no individual information aboutrector candidates may be shared to protect […]

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Rector Position Officially Open

November 18, 2023

On November 16, 2023 the Diocese of Louisiana officially opened our Rector search by posting our Parish Profile and Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Form. The position is open to any Episcopal priest and will be advertised widely. The Search Committee will be accepting applications through January 19, 2024. Priests must apply; we cannot accept […]

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Parish Profile Being Written

September 26, 2023

  The Search Committee is hard at work drafting our Parish Profile.  We have met for many hours by zoom to review and edit Profile sections, line-by-line, to ensure that they are consistent with each other and with the results of the Parish Survey and focus groups conducted in April. The Profile will describe who […]

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The Rev. Don Owens Named Interim Priest

June 28, 2023

The Rev. Donald P. Owens, Jr. Ph.D., joins St. Anna’s from his retirement in Wimberly, TX (near Austin) on August 1st as Interim Priest; his first mass will be on Sunday August 6th. Fr. Don and Barbara, his wife of 57 years, have four children. Graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, he received […]

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Parish Survey and Focus Group Results are In!

June 13, 2023

“Thank you” to everyone who participated in the parish survey and / or focus groups during the month of April. We had an outstanding representation of our congregation.  This information will be used to create our Parish Profile, a description of who Saint Anna’s is and what we do, which will be used in our […]

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Parish Survey to open Easter Sunday; Sign up for a focus group

March 28, 2023

The time to give your input to guide the search for a new Rector of St. Anna’s is almost here! On Easter Sunday, April 9, all parishioners for whom St. Anna’s has an email address will receive a link to a questionnaire drafted by the Search Committee.  (Paper copies will be available for those who […]

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Karen Judge’s Report to the Congregation

February 26, 2023

As most of you know, Fr. Bill will be retiring on July 23 rd of this year. A Search Committee has been formed with the approval of your Vestry. This now becomes the time we must start to search for a new rector, one that we all have a voice in choosing. The Search Committee […]

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Fr. Bill’s Website Post

February 15, 2023

On Sunday July 23, the Feast of St. Anna's, The Very Rev. William "Bill Terry", will celebrate his last mass at St. Anna's and retire as Rector of the church. We will celebrate his service and ministry to the church on that Feast Day. This transition has been anticipated for the past five years. Within […]

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Bill Glew’s Annual Parish Meeting Report

December 4, 2022

The vestry, mindful of Fr Terry’s mandatory retirement in July, has chosen a search committee for a new rector. The search committee will be responsible for gathering input from parishioners and other St Anna’s stakeholders on who we are and who we want to become as a Christ-centered community; drafting a parish profile based on […]

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