Thank you, Zumbro! More than 200 members responded to the church’s recent survey, offering thoughtful words of ‘hope for our future’ and views of top skills and ministry tasks needed in our next directing pastor. Your survey results helped complete our Ministry Site Profile (MSP) allowing it to be posted on our national ELCA website for all potential candidates to find and review.
The call committee has now officially entered Phase 3 of the call process. In this phase, the synod reviews nominees, including those suggested by the congregation, and presents candidates to the call committee. National interest in the position is expected and all applications will be reviewed by our synod leaders.
Given the strengths of our growing community and the good health of our congregation, working with an interim pastor has not been in the church council’s plans at this time. The call committee continues to ask for your ongoing prayers, and asks that we also pray for those pastors seriously involved in their own discernment process, that God may help us identify the best candidate for Zumbro’s promising future.