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Pastoral Transition

From the Grace Council President: Important Transition Update

Greetings family of Grace, I’m writing today with an important update in our pastoral transition process. We’ve been in a number of helpful and clarifying conversations over the past few weeks with Synod leadership, our transition consultant, our Grace Transition Team, and our pastors regarding what’s ahead for us. Here’s the latest. First, we’re absolutely…

CAT Findings Summary Report

Below you’ll find a summary written by our Transition Consultant, Jim Pence, which paints an encouraging picture of the health and vitality of Grace in many ways, along with helpful direction about where our community of faith would like to go forward. We encourage you to read this document and accompany it with a conversation…

Transition Update Pre-Retreat #2

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for filling out the CAT survey! You may be asking “What is next?” and we are going to learn more about our mission in serving the congregation of Grace at our upcoming retreats with Dr. Jim Pence. Your Transition Teams are preparing for the search and calling…

CAT Survey Numbers

THANK YOU! That’s really what we wanted to say. On behalf of the Transition Team and the future of Grace, thank you to the 385 individuals who took the Congregational Assessment Tool Survey in March. This survey will help us build the best possible profile of our community, not to mention tell us a bit…

Meet the Teams

We’re happy to introduce you to the folks who are leading the 3 key areas of our transition process. These members applied and were chosen to take us through this transition with grace and skill. Meet the Teams CALL COMMITTEE Jared Wolt Cody Tresselt-Warren Chuck Swanson Kacy Schumann Sally Schumack Will Morgan Jennifer Hiltner Marie…

Transition 101

Grace Lutheran Church’s search for the next senior pastor was made a priority by the church council and Pastors John and Andrea.  It is a valued process that leads to the selection of a professional consultant for this journey.  After the three teams were decided by the church Council, we all gathered on February 22…