Faith Communities in Transition

Every parish and mission has a different experience of what it is like when a Rector, Vicar, or Priest-in-Charge departs. Currently, we are working on creating different roadmaps to match the various experiences rather than continuing with a one-size fits all transition process. We are also curating a reading list that can be helpful for your communities and will have resources to help you along the way.

More information to come this spring!

“Creating more possibilities is my favorite aspect of emergent strategy – this is where we shape tomorrow towards abundance.”
– Adrienne Maree Brown

Transition Design Team

The Rev. Christopher Craun
Missioner for Thriving Congregations

The Rev. Gail Greenwell

The Rev. Linda Potter

Mary Rowe
St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukie

Cindy Russell
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville

The Rev. Wes Sedlacek
Samaritan Health Services, Lebanon

The Rev. Tom Sramek Jr.
All Saints, Hillsboro

If your community is approaching a transition:

Please contact the Rev. Christopher Craun at