(Updated 12/4/2014)

The Search Team met on December 4, 2014.  Steve Shadle, Chairman, introduced three new members of the group:  Dave Miller and Jackie Spahr from the Board of Administration and David Drake, representing the Elders in place of Rich Tardosky, whose term as Elder Chair ends January 1.

Representatives from the Vanderbloemen Search Group were also present.   Tammy Kelley is transitioning from her position and Jay Mitchell will be involved in our search going forward.  He has pastoral experience and has been employed with Vanderbloemen for approximately four years.  They presented six candidates for our consideration, briefly describing each and providing biographical information, including education, work history, and their strengths and weaknesses.

The Team is now in the process of reading the material provided and watching online videos of each candidate, including a five-minute introductory video and two sermons.  We will each rank the candidates in order of our preference and reconvene on Wednesday, December 17, to arrive at a consensus as to which candidate(s) to invite for a face-to-face interview.

Please pray for your Search Team in this process that God would guide and direct our steps as we seek His will.