The Joint Interim Search Committee and the Vestries of St. Andrew’s & St. Paul’s are excited to announce the calling of The Rev. Dr. Katrina Grusell to serve as our Interim Rector over the next 1 to 2 years as we search for our next rector. Katrina is a trained interim rector, most recently serving as Rector of Christ Church in Binghamton, NY. She is canonically resident in the Diocese of Maryland and lives in Ellicott City where she was Associate for Pastoral Care at St. John’s Ellicott City and Episcopal Chaplain, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County). She will be joining our congregations on April 1st.
Her work with us will include helping our congregations gain an understanding of who we are, how our congregations have been shaped and formed, and what God is calling us to be in the future. The interim period between rectors is a prime time for renewal and the re-energizing of the congregation in its life and mission. Beyond maintaining effective ministry during this period, the vestry and interim rector will work together, and with the profile committee, the search committee and search consultant to prepare for healthy transition to the next rectorship.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or any member of your Vestry.
Susan Beares & Jeff Spaulding
Co-chairs, Joint Interim Search Committee
A message from The Rev. Dr. Katrina Grusell:
“To the congregations of St. Andrew’s & St. Paul’s, grace and peace to you during this season of transition. I am delighted to be called to serve as your Interim Rector and look forward to discovering the many ways you are sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
During the interim time, we will create opportunities for me to get to know you and for members of the congregation to listen to one another. I look forward to hearing about your experience of St. Andrew’s & St. Paul’s—what drew you to your church and what connects you to others; how your faith is deepened by worship and service to the people of Howard County and beyond; your role as a member of your church and how the congregations develop leaders. We will explore, as well, the relationship between St. Andrew’s & St. Paul’s and how it might deepen to further strengthen both parishes. Together we will reflect on who you are as communities of faith, who God is calling you to be, and who might be the best leader to guide you in the years to come.
My ministry as Interim Rector at Christ Church in Binghamton recently concluded. After seventeen months away, the weeks of March will be spent moving and settling back into our Ellicott City home, where my husband, David, and I have lived since 1993. With joy, I anticipate beginning my interim ministry with you on April 1.”