Holy One, open our hearts and minds that we may discern your will.

Grant us patience and perseverance as we wonder and wait for the one

whom you send. We pray for a new rector who will help us embody

the deep and unbounded love of Christ that is alive in our parish and community.

Help the search committee to listen and respond with wisdom and gratitude each step of the way. Amen



St. Barnabas Church is in the search process for our next rector. During the last two years, as we have struggled to deal with Covid and its repercussions, we have found ways to become stronger, more resilient, and more creative in executing our mission and purpose—serving God, growing our faith, and expanding our presence in the broader community. We are ready for the next steps! Now we seek a full-time rector to walk those steps with us, guide us, help us realize our untapped potential, grow and strengthen areas we as a congregation do well, and work with us to identify new opportunities to do God’s work in our church and community.

If you are a member of the clergy interested in entering into deeper discernment with us, or if you would like more information about St. Barnabas, please contact us at admin@stbmac.org or call us at (503)472-5831.


Rector Search Update

The Search Committee has turned over recommendations for our new rector to the Vestry for further discernment. The Vestry is now contacting candidates and setting up interviews.

Please continue to keep St. Barnabas, all the candidates and the one God is calling to serve as the next Rector in your daily prayers. Confidentiality continues to be required for the search so please pray and be patient. Good things are coming!