Call Committee Update to the Congregation

Dear Members of Christ the King:

Greetings and blessings to you from the Call Committee for our next Senior Pastor. We write to update you on our work and to provide information about the call process. We also invite you to attend our first monthly Call Committee Sunday Forum on September 18th at 9:30 a.m. at the Rice Village Campus and 11:45 a.m. at the West Campus.  Our Sunday forums will meet on the third Sundays of each month at both campuses and we hope you will plan to join us.

The Call Committee was established by the Congregation Council in May and has met regularly throughout the summer. We have been hard at work excitedly, optimistically, and prayerfully preparing for the search for our next Senior Pastor.

Much of the early work of the committee has involved talking with our Synod representative Tracey Breashears Schultz, to understand the call process and working on organizational and administrative tasks. Our first assignment is to create our Ministry Site Profile (MSP) – or our job description for the position. In our preparation of the MSP, we are relying heavily on the strategic plan completed in May and informed by more than 300 responses from members of the Congregation.  The MSP must be approved by Council before submission to the Synod. Our goal is to submit later this month so that the Synod can begin the process of identifying candidates.

Because the Congregation has recently been through the extensive strategic planning process and has participated in multiple forums and detailed questionnaires, we are concerned that there may be some “Questionnaire Fatigue” among members. So, rather than relying solely on another questionnaire, we wanted to contact you via this email and encourage you to provide us with your thoughts and input on the selection of our next Senior Pastor now and throughout the call process. We want to hear from you in person, via email or text or phone, around church, and at the Monthly Sunday Forums which will begin September 18th.  Meetings with groups within the congregation (specifically the staff, the choir, youth, and young families) have begun as we seek to hear your expectations for a new Senior Pastor. For more information, answers to frequently asked questions, or to provide your input, please visit the Call Committee Webpage on the CTK website. The page may also be accessed by typing the words, “Call Committee” in the search function of the CTK website.

We pledge to keep you apprised of our activities and we look forward to hearing from you!

As our Interim Pastor Mandy would say, we wish you Peace and Joy – and Courage!

The Members of the Call Committee: Quentin Adams, Victoria Allen, Jill Bailer, Anne Clutterbuck, Kathy Collins, Henry Goodrow, Andrea Salas, Nathan Wiker, Emily Winesett and ex-officio members Amandus Derr and Terri Koehler