Senior Pastor Search Update
Throughout the summer and into the fall, PPC continues to take steps along the transition path to our new, permanent senior pastor.
- In August we said goodbye to Interim Pastor Jim Latta who served our congregation for the past year. On October 7th we will be welcoming our new interim pastor, Janice Fitzgerald. Please refer to the September newsletter on this website for a full introduction. We are excited to have Janice join us on our continuing transition walk!
- The Vision/Mission committee has completed a draft of a new V/M statement. Our hope is to have this new Vision/Mission statement finalized in the near future so that it can be shared with the congregation for a vote of approval. Session and congregational approval is the final step before this new V/M statement can be sent to the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry for approval. At that point, PPC will be able to elect a Senior Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) who will be given the task of searching for, interviewing and recommending the next permanent senior pastor for PPC. We look forward to this committee work beginning in the fall.
- We hope you are enjoying our guest preachers! Each Sunday through September 30 our worship services will be led by guest clergy from the Presbytery…come and join us!
- The Elders and Deacons, along with Jill, our office administrator, continue to be available for anyone with questions or needs during this time between interim pastors. Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00-2:00. Please call the office at 223-1203 with any concerns, and rest assured that ordained pastors are “on call” should an emergency pastoral situation arise. Instructions are recorded on the church voicemail to leave “after hours” messages or emergency messages.
Important decisions take time, and our steadfast faith and patience with “the process” are gifts that we can all share with each other.
With thanks from the Elders, Deacons and Staff of PPC