Update from Congregational Meeting on September 6, 2015
In a congregational meeting on Sunday afternoon, the congregation overwhelmingly affirmed the recommendation of the search team to invite Jenna Brandsen to be Pillar's Pastor of Formation for Mission. She has accepted the offer pending the approval of the Holland CRC classis. She will begin working with us on Sunday, Sept.13, preach Sunday, Sept. 27, be examined by the classis on Oct. 1 and set an ordination date at that time.
Thank you for your prayer and support during this process!
Pastoral Search update from Committee Chair Ken Beukelman on September 4, 2015
Over the last nine months we have been engaged in a process of pursuing a Pastor of Formation for Mission. The pool of candidates was both rich and broad. At the end of June the list of 40 was reduced to 12 and then in mid-July, it was reduced to 4. Interviews were set up with each of these candidates. Three of them took place on Thursday, August 6, and one on Friday, August 14. After a thorough and careful process, it is our pleasure to recommend Jenna Brandsen to the Council as the Pastor of Formation for Mission. This Sunday, Sept. 6, there will be a congregational meeting following the 10:30 worship service to approve the search team's recommendation of Jenna. There is childcare available.