At Saint Andrews, exciting work lies ahead. The time will be spent praying, evaluating, planning, interviewing and finally choosing our next Senior Pastor. Fueled by faith, we know that God’s hand can be relied upon to place the right person at Saint Andrews at this time. Please note, that during this process, Diane Knauf will continue as our Associate Pastor. Per PCUSA polity, Diane will not become the Senior Pastor. While we look forward, here are our next steps:
Interim Pastor Search Update:
The Ministry Information Form (MIF) has been approved by Presbytery and Session and the MIF will be matched up with Interim pastors through the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection. From those matches the IPNC will begin the selection of the interim pastor. Session, in consultation with New Hope Presbytery, will choose the Interim Pastor. An interim’s contract is not to exceed 12 months but is renewable. During the interim search time frame, others will help Diane with pulpit supply, as well as congregational care and other needs. The Interim Pastor Search Committee members are Mike Brinchek Co-Moderator, Melinda Carr, Stephen Jones, Elaine Mueller and Trenna Perkins, Co-Moderator.
Mid to Late 2020 – With appropriate guidance from the Interim Pastor and Presbytery, and after a missional study of the congregation (an assessment of present and future direction with the church’s strengths and areas of needed improvement documented with input from the congregation), a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) will be elected by the congregation to search for a permanent senior pastor. While this could happen sooner, we’d rather err on a later date, just in case the process takes a bit longer than we hope.
What Can a Member Do at this Time?
Pray, have patience, keep informed, and stay engaged! The Session, via the church office, will do their utmost to keep you informed. If your mailing address needs to be updated, or if you are not on our email list, we encourage you to contact us – 919-847-1913, or email Julie at jcazin@sapc. com.
Our goal is to send out information in an expedient manner. At any time, we would be happy to hear from you if you have any questions about the process. Please see the following page of the Session below.
Ellen Gates, Clerk of Session
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