The Transition Team continues its work to support and lead our church family through the upcoming transition from the ministry of Bob Dunham. While such a transition simultaneously evokes happiness for Bob and Marla, grief at the upcoming loss of their constant presence, and anxiety about the changes, we believe that the Word of God is present and active in our midst, making all things new in and through Jesus Christ. In that spirit, the team is planning for a party to celebrate with Bob and Marla and is organizing a special opportunity to honor and thank them for their faithful and gracious service with us.
The team is currently working with Presbytery, Session, and the staff to develop the criteria and process we will use to select an interim pastor. As we transition from Bob’s leadership through an interim period and into a relationship with a new pastor, other members of the staff will remain in place and Elizabeth Michael will serve as acting head of staff until our interim pastor arrives. Members of the team are available to you by phone, email, or in person in the narthex before and after worship and at Coffee on the Landing.
For more information, view the March edition of The Chimes and remember to visit the team’s webpage for the latest news on the party, the interim pastor search process, and other up-to-date information: upcch.org/transition.