The Executive Director Search Task Force has been in regular prayer for the candidates who have applied and for God’s leading in this search. We have been meeting weekly since January. To date we have received and reviewed 21 applications. We have held 4 video interviews. Though we have multiple credible candidates, we are still receiving applications. Recently, we received 4 new nominations from our network and we anticipate receiving and evaluating those applications soon.
Our task has an undetermined length. Like a pastor nominating process, the timeline is in God’s hands and we humbly submit to God’s providence. We recognize that even as we come to final phases of the search, we and our candidates may discern that we are not a fit and the process would open again. We have concluded that we will not be ready to hold in-person interviews before Calvin Crest’s summer season. We are waiting to discern when it is time but we can say that we do not anticipate inviting candidates for interviews before the summer season has come to a close.
Thank you for your prayer and support. We greatly appreciate the input we have received from those who participated in surveys, nominated candidates and sent words of encouragement and prayer. We invite you to continue with us in prayer as we look to God to bring our next executive director.
In Christ’s love,
The Executive Director Search Task Force
Abby Arii (Chair), Rev. Dr. Bill Ekhardt, Sarah Friesen, Rev. Adam Knudson and Christina Melahn