Our congregation’s Nominating Committee has selected the Transition Team. They are Martha Collins, Dan Chamberlin, Kendrick Torbey, Gary Gibbs, Gloria Walls, Will Slade, and Alice Day.
The Nominating Committee sought to create a committee of seven faithful people who would represent the diversity of the congregation as well as provide the wisdom, experience, and gifts necessary for the work ahead of them. The Transition Team will lead the congregation through a self-assessment study in the next 8-10 weeks. Because the Session and our liaison from the COM believed that it is wisest and most efficient to have those that lead the self-assessment also be responsible for searching for the next pastor the Session instructed the Nominating Committee to select a Transition Team that would be well qualified to become the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC).
The Transition Team was named less than a week ago but they have already had their first orientation meeting with Mark Ramsey, our liaison from COM. He provided some resources for accomplishing the self-assessment and outlined the process of searching for a new pastor. Once our self-assessment report is approved by the COM we will be given the go-ahead to call a meeting of the congregation to elect the PNC. The names listed above will be presented as the slate for the PNC. Their knowledge of the congregation and their front row seat to the self-assessment will equip them well to search for a pastor who possesses the faith, talent, and experience to be the next Senior Pastor for Central Presbyterian Church.
Please thank these individuals for taking on this important responsibility, and then keep them in your prayers. They will all need our support and encouragement. If you have any further questions about the process please feel free to contact me.