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Regional Minister Search Committee Update:

-Report—December 20, 2017-

           The Regional Minister Search Committee was formed at the November 10, 2016 Regional Board Meeting and since the first committee meeting on February 7, 2017, we have met regularly throughout this year.    It is hard to imagine in this short span of time we have completed many of the steps outlined in the Manual for Regional Minister Search Committees.  The manual was developed by the Office of the General Minister and President and the College of Regional Ministers in 2013.

Working with our Regional Minister Search Consultant, Bill Spangler-Dunning, we;

¨ established our process and a timeline

¨ created and conducted a self-study in the form of Listening Sessions with 34 DOC churches throughout the Region

¨ created the Regional Profile and Position Description, including a You-Tube Video to  highlight the NE Region

¨ obtained the approval of our Consultant and the General Minister and Presi dent, and the NE Region Board of the Profile and Position Description

¨ posted the position on September 21, with a closing date of November 15th

¨ created questions for candidates for written response to accompany their   application

¨ reviewed candidate materials for six applicant on December 18th

¨ will begin the interview process, scheduled to commence on January 3rd

We wish to thank our Committee Members, Phyllis Dunlop, Daryl Lauber, Jay Mitchell and Anne Pope.  This process has required a significant time commitment on their part; we gratefully acknowledge their dedication to the process and sincere desire to recruit the best possible candidate for our new Called Regional Minister.


Gayle Gengenbach and Eileen Kunz, Co-Chairs