And so it begins!

Your Regional Minister Search Team held their first meeting on Saturday, June 8, at First Christian Church in Louisville. The purpose of our retreat was two-fold: (1) to receive Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training from April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation for the DoC, and (2) to allow John Mobley, Regional Minister for the Alabama/Northwest Florida Region, to take us through the search orientation process. Our denomination has a specific process outlined for executive searches. The process is more involved than finding a minister for a church, so John was helpful in making sure we were off to a good start.

At the end of our retreat, we outlined several next steps. First, we’re going to review the current position description for the regional minister to see if it needs to be updated. Second, we’ll be reaching out to congregations across Kentucky to solicit input as we prepare our Regional Profile to be shared with candidates. That input can be given two ways. First, we’ve created an online survey that allows you to give us direct feedback on the position of regional minister. You can find that survey here. Feel free to go ahead and fill it out!

Second, we’ll be sending emails to all the pastors in the region with printable paper versions of these surveys. We encourage you to contact your pastor if you’d like a paper copy. Those can then be filled out and mailed to us at:

Regional Minister Survey
c/o Crestwood Christian Church
1882 Bellefonte Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503

We’d like to have all the surveys filled in and returned by July 28, when the search team will start to distill this information into a Regional Profile. Once the position description and congregational profile are approved by the Regional Board, then we can start advertising the position and receiving candidates.

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact me at kory@crestwoodchristian. Our team is committed to transparency (while maintaining confidentiality) and keeping the region informed of our work. Your prayers and support are most appreciated!

Kory Wilcoxson, chair
on behalf of the Regional Minister Search Team

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