Dear Members and Friends of MPC,
Our Ministry Information Form (MIF), which describes MPC as well as what we are looking for in our next pastor, went live on the PCUSA-Church Leadership Connection (CLC) website on April 10, 2015. Over the past nine months we have received, reviewed and discussed over 160 Personal Information Forms (PIFs). These discussions have led to interviews with several candidates. In November we extended a call to an individual who ultimately felt the Lord was leading him to accept an opportunity at a different church that was closer to his family.
We continue to receive and review PIFs from candidates every week. Some are matched to our MIF through the CLC system and others are referred to us. In addition to our weekly meetings, we spend many hours reading PIF’s, listening to sermons, contacting references and conducting interviews. We have interviews with multiple candidates scheduled in January.
We understand that this period of transition for the church has been long and sometimes frustrating. When you have given us words of encouragement and support, we have appreciated them. We are committed to you and to each other and to our Lord, Jesus Christ, to do our very best to work through this process to its amazing conclusion, the next pastor of Media Presbyterian Church. We are hopeful that we will be able to conclude our search in the coming months, but determined to leave the ultimate timing in God’s hands. Please continue to pray with us that His will be done. In the interim we look forward to worshipping, serving and growing together with all of you!
In Christ’s service,
Your Pastor Nominating Committee
Steve Beckley, Stephen Cavicchia, Charlene Chapman, Chris Davis, Renee Erickson,
Rich Graham, Amy Hofstaedter, Dana Riker Jackson, Rob MacPherson