First, I want to thank all of you who participated in Holy Cow Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) survey. The good response we received demonstrates your commitment to PHPC during this time of pastor transition, and provides valuable information as we move through our next steps.
On August 26, members of the Session, the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee (IPNC), the Transition Team and the associate pastors met with the Rev. Joy Fisher, our Presbytery Congregational consultant and Mark Roberson who is a member of the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry. Both Joy and Mark, who are guiding PHPC’s leaders through the transition process, were instrumental in interpreting the results of the CAT survey, which the leadership found favorable. Please take a moment to read the Summary Report HERE.
The second thing I want to share is that the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee has been meeting weekly to develop a Position Description (PD) for the Interim Pastor/Head of Staff and the Ministry Information Form (MIF). The PD describes the duties that we expect the Interim Pastor/Head of Staff to carry out. The MIF describes the church so that any candidates who are interested in this position will know more about who we are and can determine whether they think they would be interested in applying.
The MIF was developed from the info in the CAT survey and demographic data. Thus, this description of who we are and where we want to be was based on the congregation’s feedback. The PD and MIF have been approved by the Presbytery, the church’s Personnel Committee and Session. This information is being made available for Presbyterian ministers to apply for the Interim Head of Staff position. The IPNC expects to eventually interview 3-5 candidates.
Finally, plans are moving forward for a celebration of Dave’s ministry following a special 10 am worship service on Sunday, November 12. If you don’t have that on your calendar, be sure to add it. This will be a great opportunity for all of us to thank Dave and acknowledge the incredible work he has done at PHPC.
Clerk of Session, Pleasant Hill Presbyterian