NEWS

10.14.22

Search Firm Visit
  • Shepherd's Staff (search firm) was on-site the first weekend of October to learn more about Hope Church.  They met with multiple Hope Church attendees, the staff, the Elder Board and the Search Team in order to really understand our culture and what we are looking for in our next Senior Pastor.

  • The Search Team and Elder Board have created an Opportunity Description and Job Description and provided those to the search firm for candidate vetting.

  • Please continue to be in prayer for wisdom in this process and for the Search Team and Elder Board to be in tune with what God wants for Hope Church.

08.31.22

Search Team & Firm Update
  • Search Team members were elected at our August 21, 2022 vision gathering.  More info at the bottom of this page.

  • Search Firm will be doing a discovery visit for a weekend in October to learn more about our church so they can find a candidate with the best match to lead Hope Church.

  • Candidate vetting will begin in October

03.20.22

Informational Meetings
  • Please attend one of our 3 meetings in March

 
 

TIMELINE

BOARD PLANING

FALL 2018-SPRING 2022

• Involved Pastor Matt from start and throughout
• Bathed in prayer
• Succession resources, consultant and other churches

COMMUNICATION

SPRING 2022

• Leadership Team prep Fall 2021 & Winter 2022
• Spouses Early March 2022
• PT Staff Late March 2022
• Church Information Meetings Late March 2022

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

APRIL 2022

• Bylaw changes (broaden Search Team & improve election process)
• Now: 3 Elders + 2 Members
• Proposed: 3 Elders + 3 Members (at least 2 women) + 1 other at
Board discretion

SEARCH TEAM NOMINATION PROCESS

SUMMER 2022

• Open nominations for Search Team members –
Congregational Mtg + 3 weeks
• Board talk to possible search team candidates
(Commitment & character) – May-Aug 2022

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

AUGUST 2022

• Approve bylaw changes
• Elect Search Team from final board-vetted list

SEARCH PROCESS

• Search Team foundation building
• Candidate profile, job description
• Search Firm engagement & on-site visit
• Candidate vetting

CANDIDATE ONSITE

• Exposure to congregation & leaders

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

APPROVE HIRE

• Congregation vote to approve hire

SENIOR PASTOR OVERLAP

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Mike Tracy

Board Chairman

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Jessica Hilborn

Member

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Nathan Laws

Board Secretary

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Janet Zimmerman

Member

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Ben Beard

Elder

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Jennifer Johnson

Member

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Dave Clarke

Executive Pastor