Greetings, fellow Disciples!
As many of you saw at our virtual Regional Assembly, we were excited to share that the Regional Profile has been completed along with a Regional Minister Job Description. We believe that these are reflective not just of our current identity as a collective community of faith, but also as a foundational visioning document for going forward.
Now that they have also been approved by General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens, we are able to begin circulation to potential candidates. We will receive profiles through November 30, 2020 and are excited about finding our next Regional Minister.
In the interest of ongoing collaboration and transparency we wanted to be sure to share these documents (linked HERE) with you. The feedback we have received from clergy zoom calls, Regional Elders, and our visiting Regional Ministers has been invaluable. We have done our best to reflect all of your input as well as checked these expectations with ecumenical partners, other Regional Profiles, and vibrant non-profits for comparison. Our team is enthusiastic about next steps and want to help build your confidence and enthusiasm as well.
You are always welcome to contact our co-chairs, Melanie Harrell Delaney and Debbie Saxe, but there is also a special opportunity coming up soon. The Christian Church in Ohio will be hosting a Region Wide zoom call (connection information on the Regional Calendar) on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:30pm. We hope that this time and day will be accessible to as many people as possible.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing in this phase of our collective journey.
Regional Minister Search Team Co-Chairs
Rev. Debbie Saxe
Rev. Melanie Harrell Delaney