Senior Pastor Call Committee Update

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Call Committee Update (1/20/19)

The draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description were emailed to the congregation via RCB last week. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you did not receive the RCB email and would like the documents, please contact Teresa.

The list of nominated pastors from the congregation has been forwarded to District for their input. This list includes 25 pastors.

The District will narrow this list to those pastors who are open for a call, and also provide a list of additional names they recommend considering. Once we have input from District (typically a 2-3 month process), our District representative, Pastor Mike Merker, will contact each candidate to determine which are open to further consideration for the Senior Pastor position at Resurrection.

Call Committee Update (1/13/19)

The Senior Pastor Call Committee has completed the draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description. These were emailed via RCB earlier this week. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you did not receive the RCB email and would like the documents, please contact Teresa.

In addition to the 18 new Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation, we also will forward the original list of 7 nominations from last year’s process.

Call Committee Documents for Review (1/8/19)

The Senior Pastor Call Committee has completed the draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you would like the appendices or have trouble opening the documents previously emailed through RCB, please contact Teresa or Don.

Senior Pastor Call Committee Update (12/23/18)

The Call Committee is reviewing the Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor position description. We anticipate sending those to the congregation for review in mid-January.

Thanks to those who filled out the profile survey! We received responses from 180 people. Results were emailed via RCB earlier this week. If you did not receive it or have additional input, please contact Teresa Gresham.

The 18 Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation will be sent to the District in early January (along with the Congregational Profile) to determine which of the 18 are open for a call. For more information about these candidates, please contact Don or Teresa.

Senior Pastor Call Committee Update (12/16/18)

  • The Call Committee is reviewing the Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor position description. We will send those to the congregation for review before we send to District. The snow storm delayed us a bit, so we will move to this step to early January.

  • Thanks to those who filled out the profile survey! We received responses from 180 people. This 3-question survey was open through December 12 (we left it open a few extra days because of the storm). We will email results next week. The results will be incorporated into the profile, but also provide terrific input for many others in the church including the Council, staff, and volunteers organizing educational and fellowship events.

  • We received 18 Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation. These will be sent to the District in early January to determine which of the 18 are open for a call.

  • Our current schedule (which has been delayed by the snow and Christmas) includes the following milestones:
    • Mid-January: Finalize draft Congregational Profile, send to congregation for review
    • Mid-January: Send nominations to District
    • End of March: Receive input and additional candidate names from District
    • April through May: Identify candidates that appear to be best suited to match RLC’s needs
    • End of May: Telephone interviews with prospective candidates
    • End of June/early July: arrange for visits for candidates that are being considered for the position

 


Call Committee: Don Martin and Teresa Gresham (co-chairs), Nick Cassimatis, Bob Hirt, Sara Kirkendall, Ralph Klevenow, Carmen Madler, Leah Robison, and Gary Roth. For questions or input during this process, please contact either Don (919-460-6458, ) or Teresa (919-274-5450, ).

 

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