The committee has reviewed two separate batches of names received from our Central Conference superintendent, Jerome Nelson. Several candidates were identified and contacted. At this time they are not ready to be involved in a call process. We are also pursuing a parallel track where we are identifying our own prospects. The last two pastors at LCC were chosen using this method. Right now we are using our networks to identify prospects, along with studying denomination data to search for churches and pastors who fit our profile.
Please remember to pray for our church, this committee and for the pastor that God already knows will come to serve us.
- Beverly Schmidt
- Pastoral Search Committee
- Those with health concerns: Connie Backstrom, Gene Sparks, Barb Zienty, Bob Thornbloom, Vern Johnson (Claudia Nauman’s dad)
- Those in need throughout the world who benefit from Covenant World Relief
- Our financial needs as we near the end of the year
- John and Suzy Nelson and Family on the recent death of his mother, Marge Nelson in Souix City, IA .
Beverly Schmidt and her family as they mourn the passing of her husband Josef
Pastoral Search Committee
Those with health concerns: Connie Backstrom, Gene Sparks, Barb Zienty, Lee Vollrath
Those in need throughout the world who benefit from Covenant World Relief, including those suffering in the Philippines
Bob Thornblom, as he recovers at home following his colon surgery
Lee Vollrath on the recent passing of his Aunt Marian Devereaux
Bill K. Anderson on the death this week of his Aunt Rae Bergstrom
Our financial needs as we near the end of the year
Brad and Becca Rosengren as they look forward to their first baby this May
October was a busy month, as the committee met with Supt. Jerome Nelson for the second time and prayerfully began reviewing the profiles of more than 30 Covenant pastors for evaluation. These names came to the committee from a variety of sources, including recommendations from several conference superintendents, ideas from members of the congregation, and profiles that were suggested by a software program that matches our church profile against the entire database of ordained Covenant pastors. Committee members have proceeded to begin learning both about these pastors and about the churches they have recently served, and several additional meetings will be held in November. Please keep the committee, its work, and all of these pastors in your prayers this month.
Last Sunday’s Feed My Starving Children packing event started as a dream and a way to complete this fall’s ministry fair. After seeing it become reality on Sunday with 115 members of the LCC church family serving, laughing and being the church together it was even better than I had imagined in my head. Read more