Transition Updates for October

by Rocky Rockenstein, Succession Planning Team member

Here are updates on the Senior Pastor succession process from the key committees involved in this effort:

Celebration of Tim’s Ministry: Many events and tributes are planned for October. See a complete list online.

Ministry & Mission Study: Thank you to those who took the time to give input to the Ministry and Mission Study Committee. The Session reviewed an outline of our final report at their September meeting and will receive a draft report in October. Once approved, the report will be forwarded to the Presbytery for review and made available to the congregation.

Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC): The Congregational Nominating Committee is developing qualities and characteristics for PNC nominees to assure wide representation from the congregation. The Committee has also begun compiling a list of potential nominees and looks forward to presenting its slate to the congregation in November. If you would like to suggest someone for consideration for the PNC, please complete the online form.

Transitional Pastor Search: The search for a Transitional Senior Pastor is in full swing! After consultation with local and national church leaders, the Personnel Committee for Staff and Ministers contacted 27 individuals about the position. We asked if they were interested or if they knew anyone who might be interested. We posted an online position notice on Christian Century magazine’s website and uploaded the description to the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection website. From the contact list, a candidate list will be developed, and interviews will follow.

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