Transition Task Force Proposal

Transition Process Updates

This page will contain updates as the transition process unfurls. The monthly updates will become bi-weekly as activity increases. If you have questions at any point, contact Pastor Lamont at
Transition Task Force Proposal

Call Committee & Transition Task Force Members

  • Call Committee Members:
    Sandy Bull (lead), Mark Swanson, Barb Moon, Sam Koosmann, Maya Hansen, Bill Korte, Donna Eull, Tyler Lundquist, and Jennifer Barela
  • Transition Task Force Members:
    Mission/Vision Team: Tony Becker, Kelly Fisher, Kevin Warnke, and Lynnette LoPresto
    Self-Study Team: Tim Loesch, Barbara Moon, Carmen McShane, and Ana Clements
    Staffing Team: Mike Sondag, Joe Bortscheller, Samantha Koosmann, and Jane Freeberg

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.

Sandy Bull
Chair, Easter Lead Pastor Call Committee