Yvette Noble Bloomfield, moderator of the General Secretary Search Committee, says, “it is critical that persons from all across the Communion feel empowered to apply for this position.”
With General Secretary Chris Ferguson completing his term of service next year, the Search Committee is accepting applications until 30 November, with his successor planned to be elected at the upcoming Executive Committee meeting.
“This is time for critical leadership as the Communion will be required to offer support and guidance to member churches that are grappling not only with the pandemic but with issues that are theological, social, economic, and geo-political,” Noble Bloomfield says
Noble Bloomfield is looking for a candidate who possesses “pastoral sensitivity and spiritual leadership qualities that will enable wise decision making and robust management of the Communion.”
She hopes potential applicants will consider the following questions:
Noble Bloomfield also notes some personal characteristics that she feels are important for the next general secretary, including “a high level of integrity, emotional intelligence, the capacity to make wise decisions, commitment, passion, a deep understanding of self and others, the ability to inspire others, be an articulate communicator, possess tolerance, and is naturally humble.”
Full information on the general secretary search, including qualifications, job description, and application directions can be found here: wcrc.ch/search