Pastor Nominating Committee Update
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
- Ephesians 4:11-13
|Doug Derry, Chair||Gretchen Greer||Janet D’Angelo|
|Joyce Wenzke||Nancy Chumney||Lorenzo Eagles|
|Brian Perkowski||Donna Leatherman||Cal Knowlton|
PNC Slate Presented
February 2, 2017
In the fall of 2016 the Nominating Committee invited the congregation to submit names of candidates for the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). The committee requested candidates who are gifted to share in the discernment of God’s Spirit, who are people of wisdom and maturity of faith, and have demonstrated skills in leadership and compassion of spirit. And while membership on our PNC can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have in his or her faith journey, participation is extremely time consuming.
The Nominating Committee received the names of more than 40 individuals submitted by the congregation. All who were considered brought very special talents to the committee and thanks are given to all who participated in the process. We are pleased to share the following Pastor Nominating Committee Slate:
|PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE (PNC)|
|Dr. Paul Booker||Jenny Wiley Legath||Steve Trzeciak|
|Brian Catanella||Ann McBride||Gil Warren|
|Kelly Eagles||Joyce Peacock||Jenny Wittmer|
You may read the Biography of Each Nominee here...
For questions please contact Doug Derry, chair of Nominations, or any member of the Nominations Committee.
Mission Study Report Approved and Released
January 18, 2017
"On the evening of December 6th, the Committee on Ministry (COM) of the Presbytery of West Jersey vigorously approved the Mission Study Report of our church. The Mission Study Report is necessary before a Pastor Nominating Committee can be elected. You were very helpful to the Mission Study Team when you responded to the “Post-it-Note” survey on Sunday mornings and online. Thanks for your very meaningful input! " - A message from Rev. Jim Capps.
Mission Study Report
Since it was officially organized in 1887, the FPC - Moorestown has committed to impacting the people of Moorestown and its surrounding area for Jesus Christ. Since that time, our location has changed several times, pastors have come and gone, and countless individuals have encountered Jesus through our congregation. Through it all, we are convinced that the Holy Spirit has brought us together for the purpose of developing disciples saved by Jesus’ grace and living in His love, ready to make him known in a world still desperate for a Savior. Today, our story remains the same. As we contemplate our next chapter, we are still committed, like the faithful witness who came before, “to know Christ and make Him known”. We are thankful for all we have been and hopeful for all we may be, faithful that He who began a good work at FPC - Moorestown will carry it through to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Please read the full study here...
Status of Selecting PNC
January 3, 2017
The Nominating Committee has been asked to present a short summary of the status of its work in selecting a slate of candidates to present to the congregation to make up the Pastoral Nominating Committee. (Because both our committee and the PNC include the word “nominating” in their titles, the two can be easily confused; the PNC can best be described as a search committee for our new senior pastor).
In performing its tasks, the committee is mindful that as individuals we have a wide variety of spiritual gifts that are God-given: “The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 (NRSV). The committee believes that candidates for the PNC should possess a personal faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, be able to submit to the authority of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, be willing to serve sacrificially, be accountable, and have the ability to enhance the unity of the Body of Christ.
Members of the congregation have provided the Nominating Committee with the names of more than 40 members of the congregation as possible candidates to comprise the search committee. Most of the candidates' names have come from responses to the candidate selection form which was available in the narthex and outside the Miller Commons, others have been provided in emails, conversations with members of the congregation or been identified by members of the committee. It bears emphasizing that the Nominating Committee is extremely impressed that so many excellent candidates have been brought forward for consideration.
The committee is prayerfully reviewing these submissions. We begin and end each of our meetings with prayer, and strive to be thorough and deliberative in our approach so that God’s will for the future of our church can be carefully and properly discerned. Although Session has determined as a guideline that our process is to be completed by the end of March, it is hoped that our work will be completed before then.
The Nominating Committee consists of 9 members of the congregation representing various aspects of our congregational life. They are: Doug Derry (Chair), Brian Perkowski (Session), Nancy Chumney (Trustees), Janet D’Angelo (Deacons), Lorenzo Eagles (Mission Study Team), Gretchen Greer (PW, Music, Interim Pastor Search Team), Cal Knowlton (Long Range Planning), Donna Leatherman (Missions), and Joyce Wenzke (Membership). Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions.