The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee has met three times in the past few weeks. Yvonne Treska has been selected to serve as committee chair. Members of the committee include: Meredith Lane, Dan Marley, Nelson Showalter, Tricia Veres, Mike Watkins, and Pastor Wain Wesberry. We have received input from session, the Personnel Committee and Pastor Wain concerning the intended responsibilities of this position. We have met with our representative from the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry to review the process and receive his guidance. He advised us that the total process, including reviewing candidates and making a final selection, will take several months, and possibly as long as a year, to complete. Our immediate task is to understand and define the characteristics we desire in our new Associate Pastor, and to prepare the necessary forms used within the Presbyterian Church’s Church Leadership Connection to publicize the position and receive information on prospective candidates. We know that God is preparing a person to serve His church as our next associate pastor. The committee is thankful for your support and prayers as we work to discern who that person will be.
We will begin on Tuesday, January 17 from 10-noon in JTH. Meg Rensberry will facilitate the study of Malachi, A Love that Never Ends by Lisa Harper. This study will run for 10 weeks and all women of the congregation and community are invited to participate. Books for this study will be available at the first class meeting for $14.50. Call the church office to reserve your book and a place at the table. Invite a friend to join you in this powerful study.