There was a recent change to the rector search process at Grace, and while it’s a small one, it suggests that the search is not exactly going well.
Specifically, the committee quietly pushed the cut-off date back from the 27th through the 31st. It makes sense to do so, for closing things prior to the end of the month doesn’t accomplish much, particularly when much of the country is on vacation, lockdown, or both.
That said, no amount of tactical maneuvering is going to offset the larger reality, which is that the church and diocese still have done nothing to make peace with the church’s dismal past. Indeed, the Kelly Gables of the place are hard at it, trying to defend conduct that simply is indefensible.
Of course, relocating during a pandemic also will be difficult. After all, who wants every item in their household handled by strangers?