Senior Pastor Search Updates

April 20, 2022


Greetings from your Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC). During the last update on March 11, we shared that, following prayer and mutual discernment, three of the four original Senior Pastor candidates are no longer in the process for further consideration. A few members of the Search Committee have met again with this fourth candidate, even as we work with AGORA Search Group to continue to seek more candidates. As we communicated last month, these interviews reflect an initial cycle of potential candidates and we have not stopped seeking new candidates to enter the search process. We continue to appreciate your suggestions of candidates and we are also grateful for AGORA Search Group’s hard work of recruiting these individuals along with performing initial evaluations and assessments of all
suggested candidates.

This past month, the SPSC worked to discern and clarify the top candidate attributes we believe will best bless Menlo Church, based on our learnings so far. We have increased the frequency of communications between the committee and the AGORA Search Group, even while taking a break from meeting together during Holy Week. During the Easter season, while pastoral candidates are giving full attention to their own congregations, we are still progressing.

We are blessed by meeting every other week with members of our congregation and staff in a sweet time of prayer for the Senior Pastor search. If you would like to join group prayer for the search, please email us at to receive the Zoom link. Please pray individually as well.

We are trusting God for His guidance, His timing, and His selection of our next Senior Pastor. Praise God that we are in His loving care.

Grace and peace,

Read more of our past letters and notices regarding the supplemental investigation, the senior pastor search, and more.

Please refer to the timeline for regular updates and milestones. 

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