I am happy to report that our Transition Team has completed the required Ministry Site Profile and it has been approved by the Bishop. This is a major step in the search for your new pastor. We are currently waiting for the results of a financial review being conducted by an outside auditor. Once she has completed her work, the synod will begin the process of sending candidate files for review to the Call Committee.

I wish I could tell you how long this process will take, but I can’t. What I can tell you is that there is a shortage of pastoral candidates currently available. This could impact the time needed to find the right person to be Good Shepherd’s next pastor. On the flip side, Good Shepherd is a healthy and financially stable congregation, which will be attractive to pastors seeking a new call.

If you have the opportunity, please join me in thanking the members of the Transition Team for their many hours of good work. They are: Ginny Lozinski, Muriel Rose, Darlene Hoskins, Steve Wendland, Hank Dermer and Bob Kuch.
+ Pastor Heidi Rodrick-Schnaath