TIMELINE

2020 

  • August - Session announced there will be a Senior Pastor search after Transitional Pastor established
  • November - Transitional Pastor, John Crosby, joined Menlo Church

2021 

  • February 3 - Session revisited the Senior Pastor search process
  • February 23 - Session asked for committee nominations from congregation to be collected by campus pastors
  • March - Elders started contacting nominees
  • April - Committee Selected: Session approved 10 nominees (6 congregational members and 4 Elders) to serve as the Senior Pastor Search Committee. 
  • May - Committee Formation: Prayerful research in Senior Pastor search process, history of Menlo Church, understanding on the vision of Menlo Church from Vision Menlo Church task force, and covenant agreement among committee members 
  • June - Tasks and Milestones: Drafting of job description, candidate profile, and church profile. Research into Executive Search Firms 
  • July - Selection of AGORA Search Group: Session Approval and Onboarding of AGORA Search Group 
  • August - Initial meetings between AGORA, SPSC, and Staff, with visits to a few campuses, to better understand Menlo’s values, vision, mission, and culture. 
  • September - AGORA launches formal search for candidates 
  • Fall 2021 - Pre-screening of candidates 
  • Winter 2022 - First Level interviews 
  • Winter 2022 - Second Level interviews (ECO Ministry Partnership Team, Session, and Staff) 
  • Spring 2022 - Candidate On Location Preaching, Offer Extension, Offer Acceptance, and Congregational Vote



Menlo Church
1111 University Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-323-8600

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