This is the second such outcome in three years. A previous search ended in contract dispute after a new Dean had been announced .
An interim Dean had to step down for medical reasons in the same period.
Please pray for Calvary Cathedral, Sioux Falls.
Here's the official announcement from their site:
Dear Member of Calvary Cathedral:
It is with a great sense of disappointment that I write this letter to bring you up to date on the search for a Dean of the Cathedral.
As you will recall, after a thorough process by the Search Committee, and after prayerful consideration by the Vestry, the Reverend Susan McCann was selected for the position of Dean. She accepted the position and indicated that she would asume her duties on April 1st in time for Palm Sunday and Holy Week services.
During the past several weeks, Mo. McCann requested a number of changes and/or additions to the Ministry Agreement between her and the Cathedral. Of particular concern to her was the degree of authority she would have in the Dean's position relative to both the Vestry and the Bishop. Many of the issues asked for Bishop Robertson to assign to her much of the authority normally reserved to the Bishop, and he graciously agreed to her requests. However, as each issue was resolved, others seemed to surface.
In a phone call to Canon Wagner on Friday and confirmed by letter, March 11th, Mo. McCann withdrew her agreement to come to the Cathedral.In consultation with the Bishop and the Vestry, it has been decided to re-open the search process. The Search Committee will be reconstituted and will work with Fr. Hussey to identify other candidates. Several candidates previously considered will be asked to re-apply as well if they are still interested. In the meantime, Canon Wagner has agreed to assist us with liturgical and pastoral leadership as he had done previously. Dr. Larry Ort has agreed to reassume the leadership of teh Search Committee.
While we do not always understand the ways of God, we are confidant that the Holy Spirit is guiding us in this process. With our continued prayers, we will find the best person to lead us in our spiritual growth and make Calvary Cathedral a beacon of faith in Sioux Falls and the Diocese.
Loyd R. Wagner, MD