Having said our farewells to Pastor Ray and Judith, it is now time to truly begin the work of identifying an Interim Senior Pastor for First Pres. Here is where we currently are:
Our Ministry Information Form (MIF) was approved by the Chicago Presbytery and placed on the Church Leadership Connection (CLC). After it was posted, we received over 20 Personal Information Forms (PIFs), which are clergy resumes in our denomination. These PIFs are strictly from people who are trained in serving as interim pastors during times of transition. The Transition Team has now begun the process of reviewing these forms and possibly interviewing qualified candidates to lead our church in the months ahead.
Pastor Amanda will be preaching for the next couple of weeks, followed by several guest preachers until such a time that the Interim Senior Pastor is called and in place.
We will keep you posted on further actions and ask that you continue to pray for this process. If you have questions, please feel free to seek out any of the Transition Team members: Laurie Kaeser (Chair), Richard Bell, Jerry Gabrielse, LeRoy Klemt, and Suzanne Sawada.