Welcome to our Holy Family!
 
 
We are truly a holy family walking in love for Christ, each other, and the world, seeking a Rector who will share, inspire, and support our faith journey. We invite you to take a closer look at our holy village!
 
OUR CONGREGATION
 
We are a holy family, a holy village, with all the characteristics of both. Our congregation ranges in age from babies to retirees, from children and youth, to singles, married folks, and single parents. We are working adults, professionals, stay-at-home parents, two-income families, and grandparents. We embrace families and individuals who are comfortable, who get along, and who struggle. We are spiritual, Eucharist-focused, compassionate, welcoming, and flexible.
 
 
OUR HISTORY

In October 1990, the Diocese of Indianapolis approved the formation of Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers, Indiana, and called the Rev. Jeffrey Lee as the planter. In the early years, we met in borrowed and leased spaces, until launching a capital campaign for construction of a church home near downtown Fishers. In 1994, we called the Rev. Portia Hirschman as our second pastor, and the following spring broke ground for the current sanctuary. During her tenure, Rev. Hirschman led Holy Family’s transition from a family-size to a pastoral-size congregation. Holy Family called the Rev. Kristina Maulden as our vicar in 2003. During her service, 
the church established a preschool program and new programs for youth, purchased an organ, and enhanced worship space with a raised chancel and Stations of the Cross.
 
The Rev. Michael Galvin came to Holy Family as vicar in 2007, and led the church through transformative change. The congregation nearly doubled in membership, and emerged from mission status to become a financially stable, autonomous parish of the Diocese of Indianapolis. We built successful children and youth ministries programs, and have become missional and outwardly focused. Rev. Galvin led us through our City of God Campaign, expanding our space to accommodate many more community members, and allow for greater outreach and growth efforts. In 2012, the Rev. Cathy Scott joined us as a vocational deacon, responsible for “bringing the needs of the community to the doors of the church.” Rev. Galvin retired from Holy Family in January, 2017, and we currently seek our next rector.
 
OUR FUTURE

Our shared vision for the future of Holy Family centers on three goals:
 
 
1. We want to grow Holy Family by strengthening and increasing outreach to neighbors and the community. We want to uncover hidden opportunities for service. We seek concrete programs that can make life better for others, and allow us to truly live our mission. We believe that by growing lay leadership opportunities and training, we can support our Rector in making Holy Family Episcopal Church a haven and home for generations to come.
 
 
2. We want to continue our creative programming emphasizing children and youth, growing the future of Holy Family and the world by guiding tomorrow’s leaders in ways of faith.
 
 
3. We want to continue on our faith journey by deepening our individual and collective spirituality and commitment to Christ and the church. We want to grow as welcoming Christians, inviting others to join us for Eucharist, social events, educational programming, and support in times of need, grief, or crisis. We see our future as a more diverse congregation, with financial stability – vibrant, energetic, exciting, and holy.
 
OUR RECTOR SEARCH

We seek not “just” a Rector, but the “right” Rector for Holy Family Episcopal Church. In our minds, that person will be:
• A Rector who emphasizes spreading the Good News of Christ into our community and growing our church family;
• A homilist who inspires us and expands our spiritual knowledge and understanding;
• A clergyman or woman with sacramental integrity, who respects the traditions and values of the Episcopal Church and Holy Family, yet is willing to respond to our desire for diversity and adding a service of contemporary worship;
• A true friend who is with us in times of great loss, great joy, and great need;
• A leader who is approachable, calming, supportive, and who listens, offers guidance, and appreciates and includes children and youth;
• A shepherd who allows parishioners to be both holy and human, who encourages lay participation, who is accessible, and who values personal relationships; and
• An individual who will lead us in accomplishing our shared vision for the future centering on the three goals in “Our Future.”
 
OUR INVITATION

Thank you for your initial interest in Holy Family Episcopal Church’s search for a new Rector. If you discern a possible call to our parish after reviewing our Parish Profile, please provide us with the following application materials:
Cover letter briefly indicating your interest and suitability for this position;
• An updated personal OTM Portfolio with ALL essay questions answered plus a link to an audio or video sermon;
• An up-to-date resume.

All applications should be received by November 10, 2017.

Please email all requested materials to our Diocesan Canon for Transition Ministries, The Rev. Canon Debra J.  Kissinger, at Kissinger@indydio.org. In the subject line of your email, please include “Rector, Holy Family Episcopal Church, (your last name).”
 
Click HERE for a printable brochure with information about our rector search.

We thank you for your interest!
 
Fishers was recently named first in Money Magazine’s 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. 
 
 

Holy Family Episcopal Church
11445 Fishers Pointe Boulevard
Fishers, IN 46038
holyfamilyfishers.org
(317) 842-4133
admin@hfec.org
 
SEARCH PRAYER
 

Creator God, thank you for bringing us together as a holy village. Send the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide our Search Committee as they discern rector candidates to lead us in worship and service to others. Grant our Committee clarity,wisdom and vision as they work together in the selection of our new spiritual leader. Grace us with joy, patience, mercy, and strength to continue to bear witness to the light of Christ by serving as the heart and hands of Jesus. Open our hearts to support and care for each other during this time of transition. Likewise, prepare the heart of the priest who will answer our call for leadership. May this servant of God be responsive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  We pray this in the name of Your Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.