The Search Team is to present the Candidate to be the next Called Pastor of First Church In Pembroke on Sunday July 25th
The Search Team is pleased to announce our unanimous selection of a candidate. This Pastor will lead us in worship at the 10:00 am service on July 25th. After the service, the candidate will step out while church members are given the opportunity to vote their acceptance of our new pastor.
The Team hopes everyone will come to meet and listen to the Candidate with open minds and open hearts. We have spent many hours in conversation with this applicant and feel that this is a new beginning for our church and opens the doors to a bright and growing future. A new Settled Pastor will give us the stability we need to continue our mission and ministry here in Pembroke and beyond.
The Search Team has done all its due diligence including background checks and many interviews with references. Please see the following brief biography.
The First church In Pembroke Search Committee
Presents a Brief
Biography of the Proposed Pastor
The Reverend we are presenting was born and raised in Springfield MA . It was there the Candidate was brought up in the local United Methodist Church, attended Sunday school, lead the Youth Group, sang in the choir, and served on various boards and committees. Feeling the call to church ministry, our potential Pastor earned a Bachelor degree at Springfield College, Springfield MA, and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.
Earlier professional life as an Associate Pastor offered varied ministerial experience. Most satisfying was overseeing and growing an active Sunday school; leading the Christian Education and the Youth programs; creating and implementing a town wide ecumenical Vacation Bible School; and leading youth mission trips. Later, as a Senior pastor, the Nominee successfully increased membership and attendance, created and implemented a successful Capital Campaign, created mission and outreach activities and established pastoral care connection groups, while also being active in local community activities and serving on regional and national Congregational committees. The Candidate, affiliated with the NACCC for many years, served for eight years as a hospice Chaplain, working with a team of Nurses, Nurses Aides and other professionals to bring comfort and dignity to the dying and their families.
Children – Ben (24), Alison (22), Amanda (19).
Our Applicant loves to golf, sings in a local community chorale group, and plays softball in a church recreational league. Also loves baseball but NOT a Red Sox fan (the Search Committee was relieved to know also NOT a Yankee fan). Musical activities include formal voice lessons, community and Acapella choirs, and even an occasional karaoke night.