The pastor search committee has completed their work and on Sunday, April 21, presented two candidates for the senior pastor position at TCW to the Board of Directors: Rev. Darren Chittick and Rev. Richard Brendan.
After church on Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May 5, each candidate will provide his perspective on the three reminders on the celebration room wall – Many Paths, One God; Only Love is Real; and All People are Holy – in a brief (<10 minute) message and answer questions raised by audience members. We encourage you to grab a bowl of soup and join Rev. Chittick on April 29, and bring a dish to share for First Sunday Brunch on May 5 and join Rev. Brendan. Both candidates are hoping to meet one-on-one with as many TCW folks as are interested between now and May 5. If you would like to invite them for coffee and conversation, you can contact them via their email addresses below: Darren Chittick: email@example.com Richard Brendan: firstname.lastname@example.org After these conversations with Rev. Chittick and Rev. Brendan, the Board of Directors welcomes your thoughts and comments. So that we ensure that your comments are presented accurately, we ask that you put them in writing. Feel free to email your thoughts to me at Rhonda.Shipley@att.net and I will ensure that they are presented to the Board members. The board will be meeting with each candidate individually. After full consideration of all information received from the search committee, the congregation, the candidates' references and the candidates themselves, the Board will extend an offer to the candidate that they feel is the best fit for TCW at this time. The announcement will be made to the congregation on Sunday, May 12. The new pastor will work side-by-side with Pastor Yvonne through the month of May and will take over as Senior Pastor of The Church Within upon Pastor Yvonne's retirement, June 30. By the way, you may want to put June 30 on your calendar as a day not to miss at The Church Within! Rhonda Shipley, Chair The Church Within Board of Directors 317-506-2241