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What does the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee do?

  • The IPNC is charged with defining the roles, responsibilities, experience and skills that the Interim Pastor would need to possess to best serve NAPC.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with the Presbytery, NAPC Leadership and Staff and the congregation regarding the progress.

  • Identify and interview experienced candidates.

  • Present candidates to the Presbytery for acceptance.

  • Present selected candidates to the Session and congregation.

What Groups are involved in this process?

  • Session

    • Session is the governing body of the Church and is composed of Elders from NAPC.

  • IPNC

    • IPNC is made up of the individuals (Samantha Hodgkins, Marc Pilgrim, and Neale Hightower) who were nominated and approved by Session to spearhead the search for an Interim Pastor.

  • Presbytery

    • The Presbytery has selected a team to work with the IPNC, providing guidance and support through this process.

What can you do?

  • Stay Connected

    • IPNC values your opinion and will be announcing ways for you to communicate your heart regarding the search for our Interim Pastor.

  • Continue to offer affirmations and encouragement to Session, Staff, and the Presbytery during this time of transition.

  • Join us in prayer for:

    • North Avenue leaders in Session and Staff

    • The IPNC and the yet to be selected Pastor Nominating Committee

    • Scott and the Weimer Family

    • The future Interim Pastor

    • The future Senior Pastor

  • Express gratitude and questions

  • Continue to serve

What is an Interim Pastor and what will they do?

  • An Interim Pastor will be a primary preaching voice between Dr. Weimer’s departure and the calling of a new Senior Pastor.

  • An Interim Pastor plays a vital role role in helping NAPC navigate this period of change.

  • An Interim Pastor will continue the vision and mission of NAPC.

  • An Interim Pastor will work with leadership, staff, and the congregation to maintain focus, energy, and cohesion.

  • An Interim Pastor will be the moderator of Session.

What is happening now?

  • We are working hard on to identify what NAPC needs in an Interim Pastor and identifying candidates that have the range of experience and skill set to fulfill those needs.

  • We are planning a time to hear from you, the entire NAPC family, regarding our new Interim Pastor.

Prayer over our Transition -  Pray with us as we anticipate the arrival of our Interim Senior Pastor, Dr. Mark Brewer, in August. The prayer team invites you to renew your efforts in prayer for the future of our church. Please pray for the energy and endurance of our staff, and for the formation of the Senior Pastor Nominating Committee. May we be open to what new things God is doing in our midst. Isaiah 43:19 proclaims, “Now I am doing a new thing; do you not perceive it?” Join in corporate prayer on Sundays from 8:15-8:50 a.m. in the Library and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. for a “Pause for Prayer” wherever you are. Questions/Information: Claire Hertzler,  clairehertzler@gmail.com

Prayer over our Transition - Pray with us as we anticipate the arrival of our Interim Senior Pastor, Dr. Mark Brewer, in August. The prayer team invites you to renew your efforts in prayer for the future of our church. Please pray for the energy and endurance of our staff, and for the formation of the Senior Pastor Nominating Committee. May we be open to what new things God is doing in our midst. Isaiah 43:19 proclaims, “Now I am doing a new thing; do you not perceive it?” Join in corporate prayer on Sundays from 8:15-8:50 a.m. in the Library and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. for a “Pause for Prayer” wherever you are. Questions/Information: Claire Hertzler, clairehertzler@gmail.com

Transition Discussions -  The Transition Team is working to provide regular updates on the progress of the pastoral transition. Meet with members of the transition Team in the Crossing at 10:05 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month for an informal discussion on our transition. You can also send questions to  transition@napc.org

Transition Discussions - The Transition Team is working to provide regular updates on the progress of the pastoral transition. Meet with members of the transition Team in the Crossing at 10:05 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month for an informal discussion on our transition. You can also send questions to transition@napc.org