Pastor Search Process Timeline
Interim Search and Transition teams formed
The first job of the interim search team was to create and post a job description for an interim pastor to guide the worship life of the congregation and administration of the church during transition to a new called pastor.
Work begins with PneuMatrix Consulting
Working directly with Michelle Snyder of PneuMatrix, the transition team administers the Holy Cow! Consulting Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) which is taken by over 100 members of the congregation.
The CAT is an assessment instrument that is used to:
- Measure the level of satisfaction and energy in the congregation
- Identify the critical success factors for improving organizational climate
- Pinpoint the strengths of the congregation’s culture
- Discover where members would like to go in the future
- Gauge the congregation’s readiness for change
- Uncover potential resources that may be missing
- Prepare for a search for the new called pastor
Follow-up Zoom interviews were held with several candidates. “The committee is encouraged by the caliber of the candidates that we have followed through the interview process to this point.”
On the recommendation of the Interim Search Committee, the Session and the Commission on Ministry of the Carlisle Presbytery have approved Rev. Matthew Drumheller as Interim Pastor for Pine Street beginning January 3, 2022.
The Transition Team drafted an Executive Summary of the CAT results and has begun to share those results with Session.
A Pastor Nominating Committee was elected to begin the search for our next called Pastor.
Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Orientation with Presbytery.
PNC writes Ministry Information Form (MIF) defining the church’s mission and the type of leadership we need in a new pastor.
Pine Street MIF approved by Session and Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry and is posted on the PC (USA) Church Leadership Connection site.
PNC receives and reviews candidate Personal Information Forms (PIFs).
Interested pastors may email [email protected] for more information.
Pine Street PNC members interview prospective pastoral candidates.