Update from the Pastor Nominating Committee

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is pleased to announce we are in the final stages of our search and discernment process for a new Head of Staff to succeed Don Lincoln who is retiring at the end of July.
Our PNC reviewed over 60 candidates and interviewed four highly qualified individuals as part of this search process. Since the PNC was elected a year ago, we have met almost weekly to participate in educational and protocol training from the Donegal Presbytery, jointly draft numerous application forms and letters, develop a candidate profile, post the position, create a process for reviewing applications, watch hundreds of hours of sermons online, complete reference checks, and conduct interviews online and in person. We have spent a considerable amount of time carefully discussing the needs of the congregation and the qualifications and qualities that each candidate would bring to our church and community. We have prayerfully considered an array of factors and have continued to ask God to guide our discernment.
Our committee of 11 members is very excited about the way God’s spirit has led us to this point. We expect to complete our search process in the coming weeks and bring a candidate to the congregation prior to Don’s retirement. The final candidate will preach for the congregation during Sunday morning worship and members will then vote to call the next Lead Pastor/Head of Staff for Westminster. Details on the exact date will be forthcoming.
We are very grateful to the congregation for its continued prayers and support.