Pastoral Transition Update

"A Journey Between Pastors"


ERPC PASTORAL TRANSITION PROCESS- AN UPDATE FROM SESSION - September 21st

Session met again last night (September 20th) and is contacting references of the remaining candidates. Session has set a goal to interview each remaining candidate by the end of next week (October 1st). 

September 15, 2021
The Interim "Pastor Job Announcement" is currently posted in various media outlets both State-wide, as well as Nationally. Session is confident that our Interim Pastor will find us! Session will continue to accept and review every Applicant that we receive until the end of September.

Session met on September 14th and reviewed all of the Interim Pastor applications that we have  received thus far.
Over the next few days, Session is listening to each Applicants Sermons (online). Session will meet again on Monday night, September 20th to discuss immediate next steps. Session is feeling encouraged and hopeful!

All applicants should send his/her "PIF" (personal information form) or Resume to: [email protected]

In looking ahead at the Interim Pastor (possible) Housing Needs:  If anyone has a lead on any local Housing options (rooms for rent, rental units, or possibly hosting the Interim Pastor in your own home) - PLEASE EMAIL: Meg Sierant, Clerk of Session at: [email protected]

Session asks for your prayers of wisdom and guidance during this entire process! They also ask for continued prayers for our future Interim Pastor (whoever he/or she may be)!  WE PUT OUR TRUST IN GOD.

Once our new Interim Pastor is hired, the ERPC Nominating committee will begin the process of nominating people to serve on the "Pastor Nominating Committee" (PNC).  Once the PNC if formed and finalized, they will begin the search process for our long-term, permanent Head Pastor. On average, this search process can take anywhere from 12 -18 months. If you would like to nominate someone (or nominate yourself) for the future "Pastor Search Committee" (PNC), please email the Moderator of the ERPC Nominating committee, Lauren Noll at: [email protected]


The Worship & Music Committee, under the Leadership
of Pat Helt (Worship & Music Elder), along with the support
& guidance from Staff and Session,  are continuing to
schedule & "fill the Pulpit" with various Guest Speakers
and Pastors until the Interim Pastor is hired!

Sunday, September 19th
Robin Thompson will be giving the Sermon during the 9:30am Service

Sunday, September 26th
Lauren Noll will be giving the Sermon during the 9:30am Service

Sunday October 3rd
Gregg Meserole will be giving the Sermon during the 9:30 Service
Communion Sunday.

Sunday, October 10th
Jordan Shive will be giving the Sermon during the 9:30am Service

Sunday, October 17th
Norma Horton will be giving the Sermon during the 9:30am Service