Charting Our Progress
Tuesday, January 8: Rev. Dr. Blair Monie Announces his retirement in a letter to the congregation.
Sunday, February 3: Congregational meeting is held to act upon Blair's request to retire June 30, 2014.
February: Church Nominating Committee accepts and reviews nominations for the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC).
PHPC Session reviews, edits, and approves the church's Mission Study, which will be passed on to the PNC to guide them in their search process.
PHPC Session and staff spends time with Alban Institute Senior Consultant, Susan Beaumont to prepare for their roles in leading the congregation through transition.
Sunday, March 3: The PNC slate is approved during a congregational meeting. The slate is: Sandy Brown, Judy Burnett, Emily Candee, Linda Humphries, Kevin Jackson, Mark Melson (chair), John Vernon (Staff Committee).
April: A survey is available for the congregation to assist the PNC. The survey assessed member’s feelings about the programs and direction of the church and the gifts and focus they would like to see in our next Pastor.
May: PHPC Session and staff meet with Susan Beaumont to learn about adaptive leadership.
Spring 2014: PNC identifies new Pastor. Approval process begins with Grace Presbytery and PHPC.