Update: November 25, 2019
The Call Committee met with Bishop Lull in early November to review potential candidates that meet our criteria for a Lead Pastor. This is a very important position for Easter and selecting the right person, with the right skills, is our primary focus. There have been multiple conversations with potential candidates whose names were brought forward either from the congregation or as a result of recommendations from Bishops across the nation.
Through this process 5 prospective candidates were identified. However, none of these candidates are available to interview at this time. So together with the Synod we have decided to use the Spirit of Advent, a time of waiting and reflection, to take a deliberate pause in our process until early January. As you know in your own families, the holiday season is a very busy time and most clergy are not available to entertain a potential new Call. We have scheduled a meeting in early January 2020 to reconvene with Bishop Lull to continue our search.
God is a patient God, and we place our trust in him while he leads us to finding our next lead pastor. We ask for your continued prayers and understanding during this time of transition as we wait upon, listen to, watch for, and work with the Spirit of God, who is our sure and present guide in this process.
Chair, Easter Lead Pastor Call Committee