Call Committee Progress:
Our call process has taken longer than expected. By now, some of our members are no doubt wondering what's up.
When the Call Committee began its work last summer, we learned that over 40 churches in our synod were calling a pastor, apparently due to lots of clergy reaching retirement age. That amounts to around 25% of the congregations in our synod and there is a shortage of available pastors to fill the need right now.
The Call Committee is moving ahead with interviews just as fast as candidates are found. By now, we have interviewed (and released) two candidates and we are planning another conversation with a third candidate. We are also hoping to receive additional names from the Bishop's office.
Keep watching for updates in the Proclaimer and feel free to ask members of the committee about our progress.