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Transition


Pastor Nominating Committee 2017

Elected by the congregation April 9, 2017

Pat Chappell (chair)
Monty Brekke, Amanda Briggs
Paul Harrell, Lynne Hoerter
Marcia Ladd
 


Click here to read the Mission Study

Applicants click here for more information. 

Click here for the General Time Line for the Transitional Process 




Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
July 9, 2017

The committee met on July 9 to continue to discuss and vet the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) we have received to date. As of this writing we have received a total of 154 PIFs. We have deliberately gone through the first 114 candidates and pared the group down considerably. We have implemented a two-step "vetting" process" for our analysis. We will turn our attention this week to candidates' #115-154. We have scheduled a series of preliminary teleconference conversations with several of the candidates we want to get to know better on 4 different dates in July. We will have conversations two nights this coming week. On a weekly basis, the presbytery office will check for new pastors seeking a call who may be a fit with our church and send those PIFs to us. Hence between those new applications and any self-referrals, we expect to continue to receive PIFs. The applicant pool is very diverse and includes some exciting choices. Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this discernment process.


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
June 26, 2017

The committee met on June 25 to continue to discuss and vet the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) we have received to date. As of this writing we have received a total of 111 PIFs. We have deliberately gone through the first 50 candidates and pared the group down considerably. Using a two-step "vetting" process" we will analyze in depth the second group, up to candidate #89 and take a first look at the group 90 to 111. On a weekly basis, the presbytery office will check for new pastors seeking a call who may be a fit with our church and send those PIFs to us. Hence between those new applications and any self-referrals, we expect to continue to receive PIFs. The applicant pool is very diverse and includes some exciting choices. Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this discernment process.

The members of the PNC are Monty Brekke, Amanda Briggs, Pat Chappell (chair), Paul Harrell, Lynne Hoerter and Marcia Ladd. Please feel free to reach out to any of us, although please understand our work is confidential and we need to be very circumspect about sharing any specific information.


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
June 20, 2017

The committee did not meet this past Sunday because several members of the committee were traveling to Montreat. We, however, have been very busy going through the 88 Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) we have received to date. We have implemented a system for vetting the PIFs that is a big help in getting us through the process. On a weekly basis, the Presbytery office will check for new pastors seeking a call who may be a fit with our church and send those PIFs to us. Hence between those new applications and any self-referrals, we expect to continue to receive PIFs. The applicant pool is very diverse and includes some exciting choices. Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this discernment process.

 


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
June 12, 2017

The committee met Sunday, June 11, to continue discussing and vetting the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) it has received. We have received PIFs or applications for fifty-two pastors seeking a call. On a weekly basis, the Presbytery office checks for new pastors seeking a call who may be a fit with our church and sends those PIFs to us. Hence between those new applications and any self-referrals, we expect to continue to receive PIFs. The applicant pool is very diverse and includes some exciting choices. Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this discernment process


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
June 5, 2017

The committee met Sunday June 4 to begin discussing and vetting the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) it has received. We have received PIFs or applications for forty-one pastors seeking a call. On a weekly basis, the Presbytery office will check for new pastors seeking a call who may be a fit with our church and send those PIFs to us. Hence between those new applications and any self­referrals, we expect to continue to receive PIFs. The applicant pool is very diverse and includes some exciting choices. Please keep us in your prayers as we work our way through this discernment process.


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
May 30, 2017

The committee met Thursday, May 25th, to outline the process that will be used to screen the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) we receive for potential candidates. A PIF is essentially equivalent to an application. Chapel in the Pines' Ministry Information Form (MIF) was approved by the Commission on Ministry (COM) of the eastern neighborhood of Salem Presbytery on May 25. It has been sent to the denomination and is posted on the denomination's web site.  The denomination will start sending Chapel in the Pines potential candidates for the called, installed position based on the candidate's profile and Chapel in the Pines MIF in which the church specifies characteristics sought in a pastor. The church will also receive self-referral applications from candidates. The MIF is also posted on our website under the left hand side tab for Pastor Search.


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
May 22, 2017

The committee met Sunday May 21 and will meet again Thursday the 25 to outline the process that will be used to screen the Pastor Information Forms (PIFs), applications, for potential candidates we receive. Chapel in the Pines' Ministry Information Form (MIF) will be reviewed by the Commission on Ministry (COM) of the eastern neighborhood of Salem Presbytery on May 25. Once it has been approved by the COM, the MIF will be sent to the denomination and be posted on the denomination's web site. The denomination will send Chapel in the Pines potential candidates for the called, installed position based on the candidate's profile and Chapel in the Pines MIF in which the church specifies characteristics sought in a pastor. The church will also receive self-referral applications from candidates.


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
May 8, 2017

With session approval of the Ministry Information Form (MIF) on May 7, the PNC has forwarded the MIF to the Commission on Ministry (COM) of the eastern neighborhood of Salem Presbytery. The COM will meet on May 18 and consider the form for approval. Once it has been approved by the COM it will go to the denomination and be posted on the denomination's web site. The denomination will send CITP potential candidates for the called, installed position based on the candidates' profiles and Chapel in the Pines MIF in which the church specifies characteristics we seek in a pastor. The church will also receive self-referral applications from candidates. 


Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
April 26, 2017

The first meeting of the PNC was Wednesday, April 19, with our appointed representative from Salem Presbytery, John Johnson. He reviewed the steps needed to be taken prior to calling our next installed pastor: 

  • Develop a Ministry Information Form (MIF) based on information from the Mission Study and ongoing life of the congregation
  • Submit the MIF to session, then the Presbytery for approval
  • Once approved, the MIF will go on the denomination's website
  • The PNC will receive Pastor Information Forms (PIF) from the denomination and from self-referrals
  • The PNC will review the PIF's and narrow down the candidates
  • The PNC will use a variety of means to interview and assess the character and works of the final candidates
  • Once the PNC discerns God's will to choose a pastor, the Presbytery will approve the individual and the congregation will have the final vote 

The PNC is in the process of developing the MIF, hoping for session and Presbytery approval in May. Once the actual search begins, anyone in the congregation should feel free to reach out to pastors of whom they are aware who may be a good fit.

The members of the PNC are Monty Brekke, Amanda Briggs, Pat Chappell (chair), Paul Harrell, Lynne Hoerter and Marcia Ladd. Please feel free to reach out to any of us.

 

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