March Senior Minister Search Committee Report

Written by the Board of Elders Prayer Team: Mark Snell, Joel Stanton, Nora Laver and David Rix.

Senior Minister Search Committee members are: Herman Smith (chair), Diana Bennett, Simon Chang, Rebecca Heidgerd, John Liu, Tom Miller, David Murgatroyd, Martha Neu, Alex Pless, Dan Vogelzang, and Brian Winey.

Continue to pray for the senior minister search committee members as they work to finalize the church profile. While they don't have a firm date to launch the job search, the target remains before the end of March. Pray the launch will go smoothly.

The committee is extremely grateful for all the input they’ve received at various meetings and they are using the comments to sharpen how they are describing both our church and the person for whom we are looking.

We know you want “real" information and you may feel some frustration at hearing the same things over and over, but watching the process from the outside is a little like watching paint dry. Describing the efforts of finding the right words to adequately and accurately portray our church hardly makes for exciting copy but it is the nature of what the committee is doing.

Interim Pastor Search Committee members are: Herman Smith(chair), Deborah Gallagher Geoff Raux, Janet Wolfe, Lyford Beverage, Peter van der Meer and Nora Laver.

The interim pastor search committee posted on March 2 the interim pastor job description on the website. They are actively reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. The committee hopes to identify a candidate to start this summer.

As we are all members of the body of Christ, we encourage the entire congregation to build each other up in hope through this time of transition, excited for what God has in store.


  • For God’s clear call to our next senior pastor, so the name of the Lord and the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached from Park Street Church for generations to come
  • For the SMS committee as they go about their appointed tasks, working in unity of purpose
  • For the interim pastor search committee wisdom as they review potential candidates and set up interviews and for God’s lead as to who should be invited to serve in this capacity during this time of transition
  • For the congregation to remain faithful by daily reading the Bible, praying with other believers in small groups, and practicing hospitality by sharing meals with others, so that God’s Kingdom maybe glorified in our lives.

Verses for the month:

  • “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”  Ephesians 4:2–6 (NIV)
  • “So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.”  1 Thessalonians 5:10–12 (The Message)



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