New Senior Pastor Search


Search Process for Our Next Senior Pastor

Background:  The Northminster Presbyterian Church PC) is in the midst of interim time between our former Senior Pastor Jeff Hosmer, and the new senior pastor God has in mind for us.  We (the Northminster PC leaders) plan to use this webpage to keep you fully informed of the steps we are taking and the data we are gathering as we move along the journey God has in store for us. Here is a link to the immediate tasks ahead of us as we prepare to call our next Senior Pastor (PDF).

Our First Step:  The Interim Search Committee was formed with the goal of moving forward to identify an interim pastor.  Click here for updates.

Our Second Step:  Instead of hiring an Interim Pastor, we have hired Interim Facilitators to lead us through the processes the Presbytery of Cincinnati Interim Process as advised by the Committee on Ministry.  Click Here for Link to Presbytery of Cincinnati Interim Process Files (PDF).

We have welcomed Valerie Hershberger and Ron Cowgill to the role as of February 2016.  They will be keeping us informed here and in the Grapevine with regular updates. (Link here for past Grapevine Articles)

They are leading a team of Northminster PC members called the Discovery Team which is in the process of gathering the information required for the self study, often called a Mission Study, and will prepare a Final Report that will provide the data for the PNC to do it’s work.

Our Third Step:  Is to form a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) who will finalize the position description.  The congregation elects the PNC who will then complete the search for our new pastor.   Link (PDF).


Our Final Step:  Is to Call the new Pastor, and welcome him/her into our midst.


Overall Schedule and “Where are we now?” in the Process
The Search for Our New Senior Pastor

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