Search for Our Next Leader

“O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldst have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”Book of Common Prayer, p. 832

In the coming months, and with the guidance of the Diocese of Olympia and Bishop Greg Rickel, our parish will search together for our next leader. Saint Margaret’s is blessed with a growing and energetic congregation, one full of community spirit and a love for God – a congregation who can draw upon this transition period as a time of reflection and joyful expectation. The search process is a linear one, as outlined below, with each step requiring time and consideration. We invite every member of the Saint Margaret’s family to join us on this journey.

Where We Are In The Process

Interim Rector

Simultaneous with Pre-Search and possibly Active Search is the search for an Interim Rector or formally known as “Priest in Charge.” Because the responsibilities of our current clergy are many, we will not select our Priest in Charge from within. Some candidate options for Priest in Charge will come directly from the Diocese of Olympia and will be trained in transition ministry. However, if you would like to recommend an interim candidate, please contact our Wardens at

Monthly Updates from the Wardens

News from Saint Margaret’s Wardens

Hello Friends, As Saint Margaret’s begins the process of calling our next Rector, we want to keep you informed about that process. Today, we are sharing an article – “Called or Hired?” – about the nature of calling a priest … Read More
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Profile Committee To Be Formed

At the May 14th Vestry meeting, the Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Dr. Marda Steedman-Sanborn gave an overview of the process to call a new rector. The Vestry responsibilities in this process include appointing members to three committees: A … Read More
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