Details on how a pastor is selected
Step color key:
Search Framework & Communication Strategy
Define our search process and communication plans.
Search Committee Formation
Create a search committee representative of Willoughby Hills Friends Church.
Post Lead Pastor Job Opening
Post opportunity with job description and process for submitting application content.
Conduct Initial Interviews
Search Committee proceed with initial interview process and identify potential candidates
Conduct Secondary Interviews
Search Committee further interview potential candidates and identify preferred candidate
Identify Lead Pastor Candidate
Coordinate meetings and interviews with elders and staff and identify candidate
Congregation Meets & Approves Lead Pastor Candidate
Candidate will preach on a Sunday morning and be available to meet the congregation and congregation votes on accepting the candidate for Lead Pastor.
New Lead Pastor Announcement
Officially announce the new Lead Pastor candidate once a call is accepted
Lead Pastor Welcome & Celebration
Coordinate a special event and celebration aligned with the official start date