Dear Parish Family,

Greetings from your CGS Rector Search Committee. We need your help. The first part of our search process for our new Rector is to generate a Parish Profile for Good Shepherd. This profile serves as our foundation for the process. It describes who we are, our values, our goals, and our hopes for the future that we are building. This profile, along with statistical information, will be used to publish who we are and announce our open position formally. It is vital that our profile reflect our entire parish family. This survey is one of many ways you can personally be part of our search process. We both welcome and need your thoughts and input.

Please take the time to complete this survey. There are 23 questions, and it should take 15 minutes or less to complete. We encourage every member of Good Shepherd to participate by filling out his or her own survey. This survey is open to all members, including our youth.
The results of this survey are confidential. Your answers will be combined with the input from all the other respondents. Your name will not be associated with any answers. The information we gather from this survey will be used to build our profile and guide the Search Committee and the Vestry as they consider candidates to be the next Rector of CGS. Your responses will also help the Vestry, our Priest-in-charge and the next Rector to set priorities for the future of Good Shepherd.

Thank you for your time and input.

Peace in Christ,

Your CGS Rector Search Committee

Judy, Chris, Fred, Richard, Jeff, Robin, Amy, Betty, Sharmini, Keith, Rick, Marybeth, Karla, Byrony, Trudy, Jessica

Note: Once you begin taking the survey, you must complete the survey. Do not click the Done button until you have completed all questions. If you click Done before you have finished, you will not be able to return to the survey.


* 1. What is your age?

* 2. Were you raised in the Episcopal tradition or another religious tradition?

* 3. How many years have you identified CGS as your parish?

* 4. Which service do you usually attend?

* 5. How often do you and other members of your household attend service at CGS?

  Almost every Sunday 1 to 2 times a month Less than once a month Never Not applicable
Other adults
College/post college age (when in town)
High school age
Elementary or middle school age
Infants and pre-school age

* 6. Which activities have you been involved in at CGS over the past five years? (Check all that apply)

* 7. On your first visit to CGS, what attracted you to this parish?
(Check all that apply)

* 8. After your first visit to CGS, what brought you back for your second visit?

* 9. Now that you are here, what keeps you coming back?
(Check all that apply) 

* 10. Music is a core part of Episcopalian worship. How satisfied are you with the current selection of hymns and music at CGS?

* 11. Which CGS fellowship activities are most meaningful to you?
(Check all that apply) 

* 12. The sermon is a core part of Sunday worship service. When you think about the best sermons you have heard, which of the following characteristics have you most appreciated?
(Check all that apply)  

* 13. How well does CGS meet your needs and desires for spiritual experience and growth?

* 15. As CGS looks to the future, which of the following pastoral care or congregational care activities should be the focus of increased attention and development? (Check all that apply)   

* 16. As Church of the Good Shepherd moves into a new phase of our life as a parish community, which of these actions do you think are important in order to fulfill our mission to act as the body of Christ in the world? (Check all that apply)   

* 19. How do you approach your financial stewardship of CGS?

* 20. How do you approach contributing your time and talents to CGS?

* 22. How would you assess the overall importance of CGS in your life?

* 23. As we look forward to growing as a parish and community, please share your thoughts for what could be changed or improved