Transition & Discernment at Episcopal Church of the Advent

Clergy Transition

This summer, the Reverend Nancy Hauser announced that her retirement will occur at the end of December 2021. Having served at Advent for 16 years as Deacon, Priest in Charge, and now Rector, Nancy’s faithful loving kindness and clear-eyed commonsense has touched all of us.

While we acknowledge our feelings of loss, we celebrate Nancy’s ministry and time with us, and hope for a joyful retirement for Nancy and Ed. We also pray with hope for Advent’s vibrant and faithful future. Your involvement is essential to the success of the call process and Advent’s transition to our next chapter.

Read on to see how you can help.


A call process is an act of faithful group discernment of God’s will.

Please pray for Advent. The Prayer Team offers the following:

Prayer for Advent

Most heavenly and gracious God, we thank you for all the blessings you have given us, especially for the leadership of the Reverend Nancy as we celebrate her ministry. Throughout the call process, help us to discern the needs and gifts of our Advent community. Give our lay leaders wisdom and guide our contemplation and prayer during this time of transition. We ask this in the name of your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

October 22, 2021

The Parish Profile Committee is soliciting fairly recent photographs for possible inclusion in the Parish Profile.
Email them to Sally Palic.

An all congregation Envisioning Advent's Future initiative is being organized by the Adult Education Committee using the book Post-Quarantine Church by Thom Rainer.

Check out archived communication on the Clergy Transition


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Strategic Growth Plan
October 2021

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DIOPA Search Protocol
October 2021

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