Project Description

October 29, 2018

The Call Committee continues to meet on a regular basis. Last week we met with our Synod representative and currently we are waiting for a new round of candidates. Please continue to pray for the Committee, candidates and our process as we continue our search for the next Associate Pastor.

October 22, 2018

The Call Committee continues to search for the best candidate to fill the Associate Pastor position. The Committee has begun interviewing candidates who have been forwarded to us from the St. Paul Area Synod. At the time of this announcement, we have not found the right candidate. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

October 8, 2018

The Call Committee is excited to announce we will be conducting our first round of interviews next week. The Call Committee is eager to talk with these candidates and discover more about them. Please continue to send your prayers for the Committee and the candidates.

October 2, 2018

The Call Committee met with Krista Lind, our Synod representative, this week. We received the names of candidates interested in our associate pastor position. The Call Committee is working through the selection process and looks forward to holding initial interviews in the next couple of weeks. We would like to thank the congregation for their interest and patience as we thoughtfully work through this process. Please keep the Committee and candidates in your prayers as they try to discern God’s will.

September 24, 2018

The Call Committee continues to meet weekly. We have been diligently working on the interview process, questions and logistics of interviewing candidates. The Call Committee is eagerly waiting for the Synod to provide candidates for us to interview. We are hopeful that we will be meeting with our Synod representative in the next couple of weeks. Please pray for our Committee and potential candidates, that we all see the plan God has for us.

August 27, 2018

The Call Committee will reconvene on September 17th with the hope of receiving pastoral candidate information from the St. Paul Area Synod. We will keep the congregation updated and we appreciate your prayers during this process.

August 20, 2018 — Ministry Site Profile Approved

The Call Committee is pleased to share that the Ministry Site Profile (MSP) has been approved by Council and will be submitted to the St. Paul Synod. Once the Synod approves the MSP, it will available on the ELCA’s website for viewing by potential candidates. The Synod will begin the process of matching our church with available candidates.

The Call Committee would like to thank the congregation for submitting candidate names for nominations. These nominations have all been sent to the Synod for consideration. The committee has been developing interview questions and working on interview logistics. We want to be prepared for the first round of candidates when they become available. Please continue to pray for the Call Committee and our future Associate Pastor.

August 13, 2018 — Ministry Site Profile

The Call Committee has presented the Ministry Site Profile to the Congregational Council for final approval at their August 21st meeting. The Ministry Site Profile will then be submitted to the Saint Paul Area Synod.

July 30, 2018 — Final Town Hall Meeting

The Call Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the open house town hall meetings last weekend. If you missed them, please join us for the final town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. After the final town hall meeting, the Ministry Site Profile will be submitted to the Synod and available for potential candidates to review.

As a reminder, you have the opportunity to nominate a candidate for our associate pastor. If you would like to nominate someone, please stop by the Welcome Desk for a nomination form. All completed forms can be placed in the lock box located at the Welcome Desk. All nomination forms will be forwarded to the Synod office for consideration. Nominations are due by Sunday, August 12. Please continue to send prayers for the committee, the process and our new associate pastor.

July 24, 2018 — Nominate a Candidate

Unique to the call process, you have an opportunity to nominate a candidate for our associate pastor opening. If you would like to nominate someone, please pick up a nomination form from the Welcome Desk. When complete, please place in the lock box located on the Welcome Desk. All nominations will be forwarded to the Synod office for consideration. Nominations are due by Sunday, August 12. Please attend a town hall meeting to learn more.

Town Hall Meetings
The first town hall meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. This will be an open-house style meeting where members may drop in when it is convenient for them. Call committee members will be available after the 5:17pm Saturday service and from 9-10:45am on Sunday in Room 108. The second meeting is scheduled for August 8 at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. This will be a more traditional town hall meeting. We hope you will join us for one of these sessions.

July 17, 2018 — Town Hall Meetings

The Call Committee continues to meet weekly. The Ministry Site Profile has been finalized and has received approval from the Congregation Council. Some of the committee members will be available following the services on July 21/22 to hand out the Ministry Site Profile. The next step in the call process is to offer informational sessions to the congregation. These sessions will give members a chance to review the information in the Ministry Site Profile and ask questions of the call committee.

The first town hall meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. This will be an open-house style meeting where members may drop in when it is convenient for them. Call committee members will be available after the 5:17pm Saturday service and from 9-10:45am on Sunday in Room 108. The second meeting is scheduled for August 8 at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. This will be a more traditional town hall meeting. We hope you will join us for one of these sessions.

Please continue to pray for our new pastor. After all, the Lord has already chosen one for us!

July 10, 2018 — MSP Reviewed

The Call Committee has met three times and we have reviewed and updated the Ministry Site Profile, which is our entry into the call process. We will be scheduling town hall meetings to share this with you, and we hope you will attend! Please continue to check back as we will post our updates after each weekly meeting. We appreciate your continued prayers as we work towards finding our new pastor.

July 2, 2018 — Call Committee To Meet With Synod

On July 2nd, the call committee met with Krista Lind, our liaison with the Synod. The committee appointed Bill Meyer and Joey Johnson as co-chairs of the call committee. Angie Olson has been appointed as Secretary.  The committee will be finalizing the Ministry Site Profile (MSP). The committee would like to thank Dianne Johnson, the congregational council and all who have provided input into the current draft of the MSP. Please continue to keep the call process in your prayers.

May 23, 2018 — Call Committee Members Needed

Those interested in serving on the Call Committee for a new Associate Pastor are invited to apply. The call committee will be charged with identifying the needs of the church, interviewing candidates, and ultimately selecting our new Associate Pastor to present to the Congregation for a vote.

The call committee will be comprised of 10 individuals:

  • 6 voting members that are active members of the congregation
  • 2 non-voting alternate members that are active members of the congregation
  • 1 non-voting staff member
  • 1 non-voting council member

If you are interested in serving in this important process for our church, please complete the application form found in the Gathering Space and return to Dianne Johnson by June 17th. Applications will then be reviewed, and call committee members selected, during the church council meeting on June 19th.

Once the call committee has been formed, an installment blessing will be held during worship to recognize and pray for those serving.

If you have questions regarding the process or serving on the call committee, please contact David Cowan or Melani Howard.