In November, we officially began the process to call an Associate Pastor from the 2020 graduating class at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO to join our ministry staff.
We have received four names and accompanying information from Concordia Seminary, which our Call Committee has reviewed. All the candidates seem like they would be a wonderful blessing to our congregation and community.
Tomorrow, a contingent from our Call Committee will be driving to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO to conduct in-person interviews with all four candidates on Friday (February 7th).
Please pray for the Call Committee that God would give them safe travel, wisdom to ask the right questions and evaluate these candidates. Please pray for the candidates that they will speak openly and honestly.
After the interviews, the Call Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors on which candidate(s) to move forward with. In turn, the Board of Directors will send a resolution to the entire congregation who will gather in a voters meeting on February 23rd to officially extend the call.
Our Call Committee consists of Karyn Fay, Joanne Chalgren, Kim Salmi, Shane Kleiman, Pastor Aaron, Jason Sommerville, and John Pemberton. Marcus Huff has also been kept in the loop and contributed to the process.
The team traveling to St. Louis is: Joanne Chalgren, Kim Salmi, Pastor Aaron, Jason Sommerville, and Marcus Huff.