*Search and Call Update – June 18, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

On Sunday June 11, a congregational meeting was held to vote on the motion to extend a Call to Pastor Amy Walter-Peterson for the position of co-pastor at BLC.  The meeting was well attended with 112 voting members present.  The final result was 104 in favor, 4 abstentions, and 4 opposed.  The Call was formally extended to and accepted by Pastor Amy.  There was much excitement and happiness expressed in welcoming Pastor Amy, who will begin working the week of June 26.

This was an important step forward for BLC into our new team ministry model.  The Search and Call committee wishes to express thanks for all the support and prayers that have been extended to us as we worked towards this outcome.  We have begun preliminary discussions on our next task of recruiting a Director of Faith Formation.  We plan to work closely with our co-pastors and the GROW leadership as we move into this process.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of Council or the Search and Call committee.

Council:  David C., President; Art W., Vice President; Julie O., Secretary; Renee H., 2nd Vice President; Sherry C., Kathy F., Rick W., John C., Brian E., Margie G., Pat E.,Claire A., Pastor Abigail Zang Hoffman

Search and Call:  Bob A. (co-chair), Judy L. (co- chair), Beth G., Ruth S., Laurie P., Paul B., Jeffrey D., John S., and Pastor Paul Shoop (pastoral consultant)