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Associate Pastor Nominating Committee

March 12, 2018

Dear Friends,

At the Annual Congregational Meeting on March 4, 2018 Session approved the following motion:

“Personnel Department, in conjunction with the search team for a Temporary Supply Associate Pastor for Missional Engagement, moves that Rev. Dr. Tom Elson become Associate Pastor for Missional Engagement, Temporary Supply until a new Senior Pastor is installed.

Personnel also thanks and recognizes the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (for AP Missional Engagement): Katie Allen-Goebel, Doug Chin (Elder), Karen Erickson, Monica Munger, Mindy Phillips, Phil Verinsky and Cathy Wolfenden. The APNC’s work began in August 2015 but has been on hold since September 2016 when the church began its Interim Season, and Personnel recommends to Session and the congregation that this APNC is disbanded and a new APNC formed after a new Senior Pastor is installed at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.”

Thank you to our church community for your participation and continued prayers. The Missions Department is in good hands with Tom Elson at the helm!

In Christ,

Katie Allen-Goebel
Doug Chin, Elder
Monica Munger
Mindy Phillips
Phil Verinsky
Cathy Wolfenden


November 9, 2017

In September 2016, Session asked the APNC to put their search for an Associate Pastor for Missional Engagement on hold until early 2017. The pause in the process was to allow the church to assess its priorities, including budget, before proceeding with the hiring process.

With the installation of Steve Schibsted as Interim Pastor in summer 2017, Session asked the APNC to re-initiate a search for a pastor to head the Mission Department. There are two major changes to the job description: 1) the position will no longer supervise University Ministries; and 2) the position is now “Temporary Supply,” rather than a permanent call, in light of the interim season. (A “Temporary Supply” pastor is hired directly by Session under a term-limited contract.)

The job description has been revised and submitted to the Personnel Committee of Session. As soon as it is approved, we can distribute the job posting to potential applicants and contacts who will refer applicants for the position. Thank you to our church community for your patience and pray with us for God’s chosen candidate to lead our missional efforts in the coming years.

By His Grace,

Katie Allen-Goebel
Doug Chin, Elder
Monica Munger
Mindy Phillips
Phil Verinsky
Cathy Wolfenden

 

September 28, 2016

In discussion with the APNC, Session has formally asked the APNC to put their search for an Associate Pastor for Missional Engagement on hold until early 2017. Session affirms the importance of this position to God’s mission through First Pres, and this pause in the process will allow the church to assess its priorities, including budget, before proceeding with the hiring process. The APNC’s work will be on hold but it will not disband.

By His Grace,

Katie Allen-Goebel
Doug Chin, Elder
Monica Munger
Mindy Phillips
Phil Verinsky
Cathy Wolfenden