New Rector Search

The Church of the Ascension enters a new season of discernment as we begin the process of looking for our next rector. This page will be the center of information and communication during this time. For all questions and submissions, please use Ascension covets your prayers during this transition as we seek God’s will for our community and future. Stay tuned for more information.

Search Committee Members

Search Committee Members
Joan Allard, Chaplain
Jeff Arnold
Hugh Bryan
Jason Gibson
Jessica Jackson
Kathy Roach, Chair
Margaret Roberts
Ray Schalk
Stephanie Soper
Tom Swetitsch
Joe Warren
Clayton Williams

A Prayer as We Search for Our Next Rector

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, 818)

Our Diocese Is Accepting Candidates for Our New Rector!!

Our Parish Profile will be posted on the Diocese of Central Florida website under Transition Ministry by early next week. We also are adding it to our Ascension website under About Us/New Rector Search.

The diocese is currently accepting candidates for our new rector. If you know of a potential candidate please forward the priest’s name to Canon Scott Holcombe  at All candidates apply through and are screened by the diocese–which will send those best suited for our parish to the search team.

Please continue to pray for our church, our vestry, the search team and our new rector.


“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”