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Pastoral Transition

Trinity Presbyterian Church is seeking a new senior pastor -- our fifth in the church's 70-year history. We are excited and hopeful about where God will lead us as we embark on this important step for our congregation.

Our Interim Pastor Hiring Committee (IHPC) began its work the end of July 2019. It will likely take three to six months to hire an interim pastor. After the interim pastor is hired, the typical timeline for calling a new senior pastor is 12 to 30 months.

This site will keep you up to date on the search process and provide access to documents and background materials relevant to the pastoral transition. We will update this information regularly, so please visit often.

 

Interim Search Underway

Hiring an interim pastor is the responsibility of the Session, which named the following members to an Interim Pastor Hiring Committee: Lesley Carroll (chair), Bert Broadfoot, Steve Karasick, Allen Moseley, Susan Reese, Sarah Shoup and Juanita Watson.

This committee began its work in August 2019. It will likely take three to six months to hire an interim pastor.

An interim pastor is responsible for:

  • Leading the church and congregation through a process of reviewing and coming to terms with its history

  • Identifying and naming unresolved and potential sources of conflict in the congregation

  • Preparing the church for new leadership

The IPHC met July 31 for the first time. Joy Fisher, the Atlanta Presbytery consultant, and Steve Cashwell, the chair of the Presbytery's Committee of Ministries attended. The committee discussed the interim process and general parameters of the interim pastor position. The committee thinks that the position will have an 18-24 month contract. Lesley Carroll will draft a job description and the committee will meet 8/14 to discuss and finalize.  If you have questions about the interim search, please feel free to contact Lesley Carroll at 678-570-3839 or lesleycarroll@comcast.net

Latest Update:

Initial ZOOM Interviews Conducted, Three Candidates Invited for Face-to-Face Interviews

The IPHC has spoken with over 50 people to find the best candidates for our interim pastor. The Committee is thrilled to report that by the end of September, they will have conducted initial Zoom interviews of three outstanding candidates and expect to invite them to come to Atlanta for face-to-face interviews in October. Given the candidates’ schedules, the IPHC expects that an interim pastor would not start at Trinity until at least January. (September 23, 2019)

Please visit the "Updates" page for previous communications.

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