John Williams has been our “Consulting Executive Presbyter” for several months. He has asked to finish this assignment June 15. John has begun to serve his home community as the President of their board and John is also anxious to return to work on a book he is writing. We are so grateful for John’s service with us and for us.
What will we do now?
The executive nominating committee continues to look for the right person to serve us. While they meet with candidates over the summer, the TTF will provide “on call” leadership through our moderator, Rev. Wendi Werner. When Wendi takes vacation, other members of the TTF will be on call. We will communicate with you and the Presbytery office will be able to direct you as well.
This has been a long time for us to be without a Presbyter. As we have been watching the changes in our committees and the transition of leadership within our churches, we see a wonderful exhibition of connectionalism. We have relied on one another as colleagues and co-ministers, Teaching and Ruling Elders alike. As we move into the summer months, might we encourage you to use some of your down time to have coffee or lunch with a colleague nearby to continue building bridges and relationships with one another.