A Message from the Pastoral Search Committee

Dear Church,

The Pastoral Search Committee, co-chaired by Amber Batson and David Strickland, has been hard at work over the past few weeks. In addition to finalizing UBC’s Leadership Profile, which will go to a church vote on September 22, we are exploring each other’s strengths as team members and working to map out the search process. Many of you have expressed a yearning to move quickly in our search. Please know that several members of our committee have also voiced this sense of urgency in our meetings.

At the same time, there are many details to work out in order to publicize an attractive job posting, accept applications, conduct interviews, and eventually issue a call to our new pastor. It will take a few more meetings for us to plan our process in a way that shows Christ’s love to our candidates, our staff, and to every member of our congregation. Please pray for us as we continue this journey together. We will communicate a timeline for our search process as soon as we can.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the pastoral search, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the committee members: Amber Batson , David Strickland , Lisa Cauble , Phil Duncan , Jody Joyner , Julie Hill , Alisa Marrow or Jonathan McBrayer.

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