The Pathfinder Church congregation approved to call an additional teaching pastor to provide additional leadership, preaching, and care.
Associate Pastor Call Process Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we looking for an Associate Pastor?
We are excited about the future of this church under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, Dion Garrett, and Associate Pastor, Doug Mauss. In the last year, we have recognized the needs of our congregation have placed us in a position to seek additional pastoral support.
What are we looking for in an Associate Pastor?
We need a Pastor who embodies the values of Pathfinder congregation who will provide additional leadership, preaching, and care for our growing needs. This pastor will also have extensive leadership experience, a heart for developing people and teams, and a desire to meet people where they are and help them take steps on their life journey.
What does the process of calling a new Associate Pastor look like at Pathfinder?
This process is guided by the Constitution and Bylaws of Pathfinder Church which states the right of calling a person to the office of the pastor shall be vested in the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of any such call by the Board of Elders and subject to the rights reserved to the voting membership. The calling of such staff shall be undertaken in accordance with the call procedures established by the Board of Directors.
The congregation can expect to consistently be updated throughout the process, to participate in the submission of names to be considered and to express affirmation and/or dissent of nominated pastors.
Will there be a meeting to vote on the Associate Pastor?
A congregational voter’s meeting will not be necessary for issuing a call to an Associate Pastor. Regular updates will be given throughout the journey of seeking an Associate Pastor in an effort to keep our church family informed.
Will there be a Call Committee created for the process of calling a new Associate Pastor?
No, the Board of Directors will establish a process working with the Pathfinder Church staff to ensure a list of the most qualified candidates available with the skills, talents, and gifts needed will be considered for Associate Pastor.
How do I submit the name of a pastor to be considered for the Associate Pastor position at Pathfinder Church?
You can complete a referral form on our website on or before June 23, 2021. If you have a relationship with the Pastor, we ask that you contact the person you are referring BEFORE you submit their name to confirm that they would willing to talk to Pathfinder about the Associate Pastor opening.
Associate Pastor Search Updates
July 28, 2021
Pathfinder has been vetting candidates you have submitted (thank you for that!) as well as working with our district office. We are also doing our own work to get to know potential candidates. At this time, 30 candidates have been identified.
June 30, 2021
Pathfinder has received 6 names from the congregation for consideration in our Associate Pastor search. Senior Pastor Dion Garret will be working closely with the district leadership to inquire about the eligibility of these candidates.
June 11, 2021
We are currently accepting names for consideration through June 23, 2021.