Pastoral Search Committee Progress Report: On the 27th of August, Mr. Coleman Foss, the Chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, offered the congregation an update concerning the ongoing pastoral quest. To date, the committee has diligently amassed and examined in excess of 150 resumes submitted by candidates hailing from across the southeastern region. These submissions, carefully considered through fervent prayer, have been thoughtfully narrowed down to a pool of approximately 25 exceptionally qualified individuals. Subsequently, after rigorous deliberation and thoughtful review, this group has been further refined to eight candidates who have responded to a questionnaire thoughtfully crafted by the pastoral search committee.
At present, the committee is in the active process of orchestrating interviews and conducting thorough assessments of the candidates’ references. There is a prevailing sense of optimism within the committee, as we anticipate the culmination of this search around the month of October, when we aim to recommend a pastor for the church’s thoughtful consideration. We humbly request your continued prayers for the members of the pastoral search committee, the prospective pastoral candidates, and our cherished church community.