Late in November, 2012, a new Pastor Search Committee was elected and installed by the congregation. Committee members include Lana Bellah, Dawn Bentley, Paul Fuhs, Norma Oakes, Mary Powers, Michael Simon, Michael Sly, Susan Urogdy, and Steve Wambaugh. Dan Richardson, our Moderator, also serves on the committee.
The committee’s first job was to complete a Profile of our church. This is a document which describes our church and what we are looking for in a Senior Pastor. Fortunately, a previous search committee had produced a Profile only two years earlier which we were able to use as a starting point. In January, 2013, we designed and administered a short survey of our congregation which provided information needed to complete the Profile.
By mid-February, 2013, the Profile had been finalized. Next steps include the creation of a summary job listing and beginning to review candidate resumes.
Rev. Dr. Campbell Lovett, the Conference Minister of our United Church of Christ Michigan Conference, has been very helpful throughout the search process.
Please contact any member of the committee with questions or suggestions. Also, pray for committee wisdom and patience as we continue our journey.