FINDING A NEW PERMANENT PASTOR FOR FREMONT BAPTIST CHURCH
Finding a new minister can take some time. We now have our second Interim minister who will serve us through March 2020. Pastor Jeff Barker is our new Interim minister and he signed on in October. We are very grateful for his leadership. The Transitional Ministry Team was led by Frank Baird, and Wim Mauldin, with Doug Avilesbernal working along side with suggestions and observations. The process of reflections that we worked through, now completed and they have passed the information gathered along to the Pastoral Search Committee. Thank you Pastor Wim Mauldin for all your service to Fremont. You have served us so well. You were instrumental in guiding us to weed through the complicated process of understanding who we are and what we want to do in the future. The Pastor Search Committee has been voted on and approved by the membership. They are: Lynn Baranska, Judie Clarridge, Kathy Huber, Leland Ross, Marc Walter, and Jan Winterroth. Please talk to any one of us with any questions and feedback you have.We are now ready to take over and continue the process and results that the Transition team provided for us. The first meeting for the Search Committee will be Nov. 19, 2019. The Search Committee's job will be finishing a couple of final reflections. Then start searching though the names of available Pastors and sort through their resumes, arrange to meet them, determining which are looking for the same ideas that Fremont Baptist wants in a Pastor. They will interview the candidates, arrange meetings, asking candidates to speak on a Sunday so everyone can hear them and for the committee to get feedback from members and attendees. Then the process of wading through qualified candidates to call our permanent Pastor. The next Pastor will need to have another job as well. The position is only part time because of our current size and needs. The Moderator duty is being in charge of all staff employment and will sign a Permanent Pastor after the membership has been asked and voted.