Short Term Plans
The Board of Elders has already begun working with the denomination regarding the process of finding a Transitional Pastor.
We hope to finalize a pastor profile by next Tuesday.
We are evaluating options for how to conduct the search, including using the denomination’s services, partnering with a search firm and utilizing pastor job boards.
The earliest we expect to be able to have a pastor in place is the end of February, but it will likely be later than that.
The hiring of the Transitional Pastor only requires the approval of the Board of Elders. There is no congregational vote involved.
The Transitional Pastor will take over the majority of the preaching responsibilities and will act as head of staff.
Long Term Plans
After the Transitional Pastor has come on board, the Board of Elders will begin the process of searching for a permanent replacement for Mark.
This process typically takes 12 – 18 months.
The final candidate must be approved by a congregational vote.