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We are searching for our next rector…

In January 2019, the sixth rector of St. Alban's began his service. He was a bright light, full of energy and ideas, while respecting our culture.  His energy extended to all aspects of the worship and community life of St. Alban's.  His work emphasized the development of lay leadership, involvement in the Bexley neighborhood and outreach to the greater Columbus community.  He was personable, generous with his time and sensitive to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the congregation.

In October 2022, he resigned his position due to personal health issues. The parish reaction has been significant.  Both privately and in group sessions, the vestry and congregation discussed the emotions and thoughts engendered by such a sudden and unexpected departure.

Some of what you see at St. Alban's and on our website reflect his influence and our aspiration to continue down many of the paths begun under his tenure. Additionally, our 100-year-old church maintains many long appreciated and enduring traditions.

Sudden departures of clergy provide parishioners with a variety of emotions. We remember and honor the accomplishments of our former rector while acknowledging his struggles and our reactions to them. We are ready to move forward as a congregation.

Come, join us as we glorify God, use our strengths to grow through challenges, and offer a vibrant place of worship and fellowship in our community.

Search Committee Members

Sal Piazza, chair
Kent Holley, communications
Christine Overway, clerk
Karen Brown, chaplain
Bev Langley
Robert Howarth
Greg Krabacher
Jackson Cleland
Marikate Leavens

Get to Know Us

If you are a prospective candidate, we invite you prayerfully to discern with us whether you are called to become our next rector.  Please visit the following links and explore the rest of our website.

Narrative responses to the OTM Questions

Transition Ministry Conference position open posting

Episcopal News Service Jobs & Calls

Diocese of Southern Ohio

City of Bexley, OH

Bexley City Schools

Bexley Chamber of Commerce

Cost of Living Comparison

We pray for the members of our search committee,
that they may be filled with wisdom in their
discernment for our next rector and colleague
in mission; and for a blessing on the candidates
in their own search for new and life-giving ministry.

St. Alban's Labyrinth
St. Alban's Labyrinth

Nomination Process and Confidentiality

Parishioners and friends of St. Alban’s, Bexley, OH are asked to nominate clergy for consideration by sending names to The Rev. Canon Michael Spencer, Canon for Transitions and Congregational Ministry at the Diocese of Southern Ohio at transitions@diosohio.org or 513.632.6024, who will contact the nominees directly.  Due to the confidential nature of the search process, we ask that all questions about the position or search process be directed to Canon Spencer, and that members of the congregation or Search Committee not be contacted directly about candidates.

Our Search Committee members are required to hold confidential the identifying information of interested candidates. We ask that candidates also keep their interest in this position confidential and limited to a small personal discernment group and the search process we follow.  Thank you!

Tentative Timeline

We will try to keep to this timeline as much as possible unless adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please check back from time to time to confirm dates.

September 20:  Deadline to receive names for consideration.

September 20 - 25:  Names processed through the diocesan office of the Canon for Transitions and Congregational Ministry

September 25: Names shared with Search Committee

September 25 - October 2:  Submitted materials reviewed by Search Committee

October 3:  Communication with candidates by this date regarding next steps