Call Process Updates
Watch this section for periodic updates on the pastoral search and call process.
Call Committee Announcement
After much prayer (and many sleepless nights), I am happy to announce that we have selected the members of our Pastoral Call Committee.
We were blessed to have over 20 people who were either recommended or volunteered directly. I want to thank God for sending so many capable, qualified, and willing servants.
The following individuals are a representation of our congregation, meet very specific criteria (as outlined previously) and share our vision as a ministry.
The Pastoral Call Committee is as follows:
Heather Crawford (alternate) - Board of Directors, Secretary
Beth Goodell - Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Mark Klins - Call Committee Chair
Julie Knight - OSLS Principal
Jesse Yow - Elder
Please join me in thanking each of them for their commitment and passion. Keep them in your prayers that the Holy Spirit would work through them as we begin this next phase in our Pastoral search.
OSLM Board Chair
Vacancy Pastor Announcement:
As shared at our Worship Service on Sunday, October 30th, we are pleased and excited that Pastor Ted Hartman has accepted our offer to be our short-term Vacancy Pastor through the end of the calendar year, with a potential extension into 2023. Due to some prior commitments Pastor Ted has, there will be a few services before year-end led by other familiar pastors, such as CNH President Mike Lange or Pastor Joe Robb. Join us in thanking Pastor Ted when you see him for serving us in this capacity.
Call Committee Update from Board Chair, Chris Korsak:
We are happy to announce that Mark Klins has accepted the call to Lead our OSLM Pastoral Call Committee. I will be working closely with Mark Klins, Joe Ryno (Lead Elder), and Don Young (Executive Director) to collect and finalize the list of potential Pastoral Call Committee members. While we have already received much interest, if you wish to be considered to serve on the Call Committee, please let us know as soon as possible. Traits desired in Call Committee members include spiritual and emotional maturity, strategic thinking, assertiveness, deep understanding of OSLM, and ability to maintain confidentiality. If you would like to be considered, please send your name and contact information (email and phone) to me, Chris Korsak, Ryno, Don Youngor Mark KlinsThe deadline is Wednesday, November 9. Thank you.
Reminder, in an effort to provide you with the opportunity to offer input on desired traits and characteristics of our next pastor, we are hosting a couple of short, informal, gatherings on November 2, 3, and 9, in the Fireside Room at 7 PM. We hope to see you at one of these meetings.
We continue working toward fulfilling our short and long-term Pastoral needs with the Board of Directors and the Board of Elders diligently moving this process forward as thoughtfully and efficiently as possible.
Also, we would like to provide you the opportunity to offer input on desired traits and characteristics of our next pastor. To that end, we will be hosting a couple of short, informal, gatherings on Wednesday, November 2, Thursday, November 3, and Wednesday, November 9, in the Fireside Room at 7 PM. We hope you will join us at one of these meetings.
Letters Related to Pastor Kevin's Departure
Call Acceptance Letter - Church (9-4-22)
Call Acceptance Letter - School (9-8-22)
Initial Letter to Congregation (9-11-22)
Status on Next Steps (9-25-22)
Final Letter from Pastor Kevin (10-5-22)