St. Mary’s is excited to be moving into the next stage of the transition process. Since the beginning of the transition process we have been praying for our next rector. “Eternal God, in you we live, and move, and have our being. Be with us, we pray, as we seek your will in the work of discerning our next rector. Give us open hearts to grow in Christian love for one another, and open minds to look for the movement of the Holy Spirit in our midst. All this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.” We pray the Spirit has been working in you, and can’t wait to see who God is calling to St. Mary’s.


Application Instructions

 We are excited that you are interested in this call! To apply, please send to the bishop’s office your OTM profile, cover letter, resume not more than two pages, and a one page essay describing what is drawing you to this call at this time. Send all materials as PDF documents to:
Michelle Karimi, Executive Assistant  Michelle@norcalepiscopal.org 

In the email subject line include your name and “St. Mary’s Napa Rector Search”

The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.

To inquire about this position or about the diocese, please contact:
Canon Andrea McMillin 
916-442-6918 ext. 214

Please do not contact St. Mary’s office, staff, or members regarding your application. 

 Thank you and God bless you in this discernment. 


Members of the Profile Committee

  • Peter Juvé, Chair

  • Corkey Bates, Vice-chair

  • Sue Stevens, Chaplain

  • Christina Pate

  • Claire Simpkins

  • David Anderson

  • Denny Olmsted

  • Diane Curtis-Page

  • Dick Bull

  • Terry Walker


  • October 2017: The Rev. Stephen Carpenter retires after 34 years of ministry

  • November 2017: The Rev. Vanessa Stickler Glass begins as Interim Rector

  • September 2018: Commissioning of Profile and Applicant Review Committees 

  • Winter 2019: Profile Posted and applications reviewed

  • Spring 2019: Applicant Review Committee interviews candidates and recommends finalists to the Vestry

  • Spring 2019: Vestry interviews finalists

  • Summer 2019: New Rector begins


Members of the Applicant Review Committee 

  • Malcolm Mackenzie, Chair

  • Anne Saunders, Vice-chair

  • Sue Stevens, Chaplain

  • Arlene Bates

  • Barbara Phillips-Barrett

  • Cyndi Kasten

  • Debi Joy

  • Ernie Record

  • Gail Henderson

  • Mary Hamler

  • Nancy York

  • Robert Bennett

  • Art Boni