A big thank you to the Transition Team for all of their work! Building on the efforts of the Faith Formation Task Force (2020), the Transition Team held Zoom gatherings and surveyed the congregation in regard to calling an Associate Pastor (2021). The work of this team was finalized when they uploaded Messiah’s Ministry Site Profile to the ELCA at the end of May. This now officially begins the formal call process and the Call Committee has been appointed by the Church Council to begin their work.
Jonathan Baunach, Heather Caffoe, Nova Fergueson, Joe Hamell, and Anna McAlpin did a great job since October of last year listening to the ideas and suggestions of the congregation, which was a process complicated by the fact the pandemic did not permit in-person meetings. Working with both congregation members and our synod representative, Rev. Rebecca Shjerven, they pulled together a great picture of Messiah, a clear presentation of what the Associate Pastor of Faith formation will be asked to do, and clarified a number of questions regarding the shape of faith formation in the future. Thank you to each for a great job done.