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Your Search Committee and their Roles

Lynne Capehart, Chair
The chair is responsible for the care and feeding of the committee, and for holding the vision. The chair convenes meetings and is the primary communicator with the board, the Transitions Office, the MSR, and the District Executive

Samara Crutchfield, Survey Coordinator
The surveyor will create the survey instrument and survey events capable of eliciting thoughtful, reflective, and copious response in a form that will effectively communicate that response to the prospective candidates.


Jeff Dunn, Arranger 
The arranger sets up preaching dates in area churches for pre-candidates and sees that everyone has all the information they need. The arranger also looks to the care and comfort of the pre-candidates (and later the candidate) from the moment they arrive until they leave.

Alisha Dusty, Reference Checker 
The checker designs some type of instrument to chart the information the committee wants about each candidate and devises a way to communicate findings to the committee.

Pete Runyan, Treasurer 
The treasurer creates the budget, keeps expenses on track, and makes sure committee members account for expenses and are reimbursed in a timely fashion. The treasurer reports to the Finance Committee, maintaining confidentiality about the identities of the candidates. The treasurer often heads up the negotiating team.

Lauren Samuels, Packet Editor and Distributor 
The editor creates a fair and attractive picture of the congregation. In distribution mode, the editor sends the congregational picture to prospective candidates and receives candidates’ packets and creates the means by which all committee members see them in a timely fashion.

Kristin Stevens, Secretary 
The secretary is the primary communicator to the congregation of the committee's progress. The secretary also communicates with the prospective candidates, keeping them informed of the committee’s process. The secretary also keeps records of committee meetings.


Search News

After Sunday Services
Meet two members of the search committee who will answer any questions you may have.

Sunday Services
Please plan to attend both Sunday services when Christe will be preaching, April 28 and May 5.

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019
12 pm - 2 pm
Potluck lunch

Sunday, May 5, 2019
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Congregational Vote
All members should plan to attend this meeting where we vote on whether or not we ratify the Search Committee's choice and therefore choose Christe as our new settled minister!

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