Two Rectors Past and Present


Christ Church

March marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the transition process at Christ Church. I remember it well.  I had asked the Vestry 9 months earlier to begin a search process for a new Rector. I was so thankful for their diligence and care throughout the process. Fran and I were very excited to see the process narrow down to a few likely candidates. Then, as Paul Donison was in the final stages of the call process it suddenly and irreversibly got real.

A year ago this month, the announcement was made and the transition process began.


(I give a Thank You to  William Vanderbloemen for his work in serving our church in this process.)

I have had a deep sense of peace throughout the process. It was right. And, as a year has passed, that sense of ‘rightness’ for his call has been confirmed over and over again. Paul has been greatly affirming of my ministry there. I have been of his too.

He and Monika have been friends. (They live 8 doors down!) It has been a great transition. Paul and I have had some wonderful conversations.

We met for coffee a few weeks ago and decided that we could sit and talk openly about it…in front of a camera.  I set up a camera and a light at my house, switched it on, and recorded this.  It is a conversation, unedited for the most part.

Take a look at this:


David Roseberry

David Roseberry leads the nonprofit ministry, LeaderWorks. He was the founding rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas, and is the author of many books. He lives in Plano with his wife, Fran.

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