What a month it has been for the ministerial search process! We have learned a lot about applicants and this process.

Highlights of the month include:

  • 24 applicants!!! (for perspective, there are 63 applicants searching for a settled ministry and 21 congregations looking for a settled minister)
  • Each applicant’s Ministerial Record was 20-30 pages long… 500 pages of reading.
  • We selected 10 applicants for the first round of interviews.

Through the Saturdays and Sundays in January, we are spending about 20 hours in interviews. The next step will be to determine which applicants to move to pre-candidating status!

Shout out to the Communications Committee: the revised website has been cited by a couple different applicants. Thank you!

Stay tuned! Keep reading!

Search Committee
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The ministerial search committee is charged with finding the next settled minister of our congregation, to begin ministry in August 2021.  The committee members are Judy Kamm, Kyle Morton, Kate Hanson Plass, Ben Jerome, Silke Plesch, Beth Tappan-deFrees, and Will Twombly.