April 17, 2024 

Dear Christ Church,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, thank you for your prayers and participation in developing the Lead Pastor Profile. We are filled with gratitude and encouraged by God's continued faithfulness on this journey.

You will find the final document here. In addition, the profile will be posted on Monday, April 22, on the website of our search firm, the Slingshot Group. Throughout the profile development process, we have been reminded of the words in Acts 4:32, "All of the believers were one in heart and mind." Creating the Lead Pastor profile marks a significant milestone in our search process. Getting as many voices and perspectives as possible to formalize the profile has been critically important. Great attention has been given to the multiple sources of input we received from the congregation, focus groups, lay leaders and staff. We were enriched and encouraged by your feedback and your strong words of affirmation. Thank you for your interest and contributions!

We confidently believe the profile describes and represents our Church and who we seek for Dan's successor.

We are heading into a quiet period of the search process. Over the next six weeks Slingshot Group will launch the search and begin vetting candidates. We invite you to join us as we prayerfully wait for them to identify the resumes to review and the candidates to interview.

It is evident that God has gone before us through every step of this process. We ask that you continue to pray for our Church, our next Lead Pastor, their family, and Dan and Amy. It is a privilege to watch God move and work together during this exciting season at Christ Church.

Sara Harris                        
Search Committee Co-Chair

Luke Tenery                
Search Committee Co-Chair

Tim MacKenzie
Trustee Board Vice-Chair

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    03.28.2024 Lead Pastor
    Transition Update

    March 28, 2024 

    Friends,

    As we move forward with the Lead Pastor transition process, one of our first major milestones is to finalize the Lead Pastor profile that our executive search firm will use to help us identify potential candidates for the role. We have been hard at work developing this profile over the last few months with input from people across our leadership teams, including: 

    • Our Lead Pastor, Dan Meyer
    • The Senior Staff Leadership Team
    • The Lead Pastor Search Committee
    • The Board of Trustees

    In addition, over the last week, we conducted 6 focus groups with more than 105 people representing a variety of ages and involvement in different ministries and programs of our church. The focus groups offered thoughtful insights and ideas about the future Lead Pastor role which have been incorporated into the latest draft you will find using this link

    While we are confident that the Lead Pastor profile is representative of the type of individual we hope to be Dan's successor, it’s critical to the Search Committee that we get as many voices and perspectives from the congregation into the process as possible before it’s formalized for the search firm and posted to the website. 

    Please take a few minutes to review the profile and pay particular attention to the five primary roles that we’re asking the future Lead Pastor to embrace. We welcome any comments, feedback or suggestions on these and the profile overall. You can email trustees@ChristChurch.us  to share your thoughts with us. 

    To keep the process on track, we would like to receive all comments by Friday, April 5. We appreciate you taking the time to read the document and partner with us on this!

    Please continue to pray as we move forward on this important journey of faith together.

    Sara Harris                        
    Search Committee Co-Chair

    Luke Tenery                
    Search Committee Co-Chair

    Tim MacKenzie
    Trustee Board Vice-Chair