Church Board Update on Pastoral Transition/Search

During this time, please be in prayer for our church, our board and staff, for Interim Pastor Jack Lynn, and for this pastoral search. Questions can be directed to any board member. Please feel free to contact the church office for names of board members and their phone numbers, if you wish.


Thank you for your continued prayers for our church and board, and we appreciate so many people stepping up to serve and fill in gaps during this pastoral transition time. Starting Sunday, March 19, we will have a 3-week sermon series on “Be the Church”.  Steve Gerich will preach on that day, Jim January will preach on March 26, and our new interim pastor, Jack Lynn, will preach on Sunday, April 2.  As was mentioned previously, Pastor Jack will be doing a congregational assessment starting the end of March and will be interviewing a diverse group of about 50 people selected by a committee.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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During this transition period, our Church Board wants to keep the congregation informed as to what will be happening after March 12. After being in prayer and doing some research, the Board has decided that we need an interim period for our church to switch gears and prepare for an incoming, new pastor. They have been in close communication with our remaining pastors to come up with a workable solution for the next few months, and have decided to hire a part-time, interim pastor named Jack Lynn. Jack has a deep passion for people and the Lord, and has a lot of wisdom. He has served as a worship pastor and an executive pastor at a Wesleyan church in Michigan. About ten years ago he started doing consulting and interim work for churches, so he has much experience with churches going through transition. He still lives in Michigan, and will be traveling to be here in Hayward for 5 days every 2 weeks, so he will be preaching every other Sunday, as well as working with the staff, board and congregation in assessing our needs and helping us move forward. The board is guessing that he will be with us for 4-9 months until we can hire a new senior pastor.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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Hayward, WI 54843

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