Published : Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 7:23 PM
After an 18-month national search, Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church announced Wednesday that its search for a new rector is over and that its search committee’s candidate has been unanimously affirmed by the church’s vestry, an elected body that runs the parish’s affairs.
The identity of the new rector remains secret until a formal announcement is made this Sunday, June 12 at the 10:15 a.m. Rector’s Forum.
A statement released by the church said Sunday’s announcement will be made simultaneously before both All Saints and the incoming rector’s present congregation.
“The path of identifying a new leader for our faith community was sacred ground,” the statement said, “and the committee faithfully considered dozens of remarkable candidates. We are deeply thankful that their chosen candidate has accepted our call.” The search committee was co-chaired by Gloria Pitzer and Bob Long.
Selection of the new rector follows the retirement of Reverend Ed Bacon in May. Bacon had served at All Saints since 1995. A powerful figure, he was known for his commitment to diversity and unity.
Before Bacon, the sixth rector of All Saints was Dr. George F. Regas, now Rector Emeritus.