Plano, TX: The Vestry of Christ Church, an Anglican parish of several thousand members in the heart of Plano, Texas and a member of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), has unanimously approved the appointment of The Rev. Canon Paul Donison as Rector-elect. Fr. Donison is currently serving as Rector of St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Ottawa, Canada, also a member of the ACNA.
The Rev. Canon David Roseberry, founder and current Rector of Christ Church, writes “I enthusiastically and completely affirm the selection of Fr. Paul Donison as the Rector-elect of Christ Church. I am so grateful to God for answering our weekly prayers that He would ‘bring us a faithful pastor with a heart for prayer and a clear and compelling call to preach and teach His Word and lead us in worship and mission.’ I am confident that Paul is such a person.”
The search process began in September 2015 and was conducted by a committee of Christ Church members and lay leaders, and assisted by Vanderbloemen Search Group, a professional search firm that specializes in placing senior clergy. Vanderbloemen collected and reviewed over 70 formal applications from all over the world. Bishop Todd Hunter of the Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) Diocese was also engaged in the search process and provided oversight and spiritual guidance to the Search Committee.
Fr. Donison will succeed Fr. Roseberry as Rector of Christ Church after completing immigration to the United States in 2016. In the interim, Fr. Donison will visit the parish as guest preacher as often as possible and work with the leadership of Christ Church. Fr. Donison is married to his wife Monika and they have four daughters, Anabel, Sophie-Jane, Erika, and Kirralee.