Lead Pastor Transition
On October 3, 2013, Robin Ellingwood announced to our Core Community (CC) that God is calling he and April out of Saint John Vineyard (SJV) to plant a church in the City of Toronto. They will be done leading SJV in June 2014. At the end of the meeting, each CC member nominated one person to participate on a Pastoral Search Team. From the names put forward, the Leadership Team (LT) selected three individuals from the CC and three representatives of the LT to form the PST and lead the charge in finding our next lead pastor. Those people are:
Marcus Christ (CC)
Jill Rogers (CC)
Marilyn Bogle (CC)
Katie Bestvater (LT)
Mike Duncan (LT)
Lindsay Bawn (LT)
Since being formed, the PST has been hard at work, plotting out next steps to find Robin's successor. On February 24, 2014, they extended a call for the next lead pastor of SJV. The PST accepted applications until March 14, 2014. After the deadline, they will review applicants, make a short list of suitable candidates, and then conduct interviews.
We will continue to give updates to keep the church informed as progress is being made. Please pray that God would give the PST wisdom and guidance as they sort through applications and interview potential candidates.
If you have any questions about the transition or pastoral search process, please speak with someone on the Leadership Team - Mike and Vanessa Duncan, Wendy Pottle, Kurt and Katie Frank, Katie Bestvater, Nathanael and Jade Muller or Lindsay Bawn) or email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.