Update from the Pastor Search Committee (PSC)
The pastor search process is entering its next and final phase. Trinity's "Local Church Profile," the document that tells our story and introduces Trinity to potential pastoral candidates, is in its final draft. The Chicago Metropolitan Association (CMA) is certifying the profile as the PSC makes its final edits. A copy of this draft is available for congregation-wide reading in the Gathering Hall. We invite anyone who may be interested to read through this 30+ page profile and offer thoughts or feedback to any member of the PSC.
The profile is the result of four months of work on the part of the PSC. We met on a bi-weekly to weekly basis from April through June. As we began to delve into the profile, we found that deep, meaningful, prayerful discussions became the foundation for our answers. On two occasions, we engaged the entire congregation to ask for specific input and feedback. The first of these "
" asked for reflections on the qualities we are seeking in our new pastor. The second focused on the question of whether we are seeking a full or less-than-full time pastor.
Once finalized, the profile will be posted on the UCC website and Trinity will begin to receive pastoral profiles from potential candidates. The PSC will review these profiles and arrange interviews for the most promising candidates. We enter this final phase humbly, praying for God's grace and for the future of Trinity.
Your Pastor Search Committee is: Roger Dart, Jen Holtz, Todd Kerschke, Michael McDonnell, Carol Mellem, Kim Parpala, Scott Peterson, and Barbara Struthers.