If you have questions or thoughts to share with the search committee, email us at: pastorsearch@bayleaf.org



July 6

As we prepare for our search, the committee is working on establishing a clear picture of what we are seeking in a candidate. In addition, we need to develop plans for how we communicate the availability of the position and how we will review, select and communicate with candidates. As we walk through the process, there will be much work to be done to excute on all of these steps. 

To accomplish this, we will partner with Vanderbloemen firm to help us walk through the search process. They will help us define the seach process, ensure we take care of all aspects of the search and stay on track for timely completion. We will continue to focus on selecting the candidate as the Lord leads. Based on your survey input, we will work next to develop a profle for the postion that we will use in our posting and review of applicants. 

Thanks again for your support and prayers. We trust the Lord to lead us in this search.

--Senior Pastor Search Committee


June 30

We want to thank you for sharing your thoughts in our recent Senior Pastor search survey.  We received 434 responses with a great amount of input that has been summarized in tabulated and qualitative forms.  We received responses from a broad range of church members with a natural range of responses. Yet, there were some clear, common themes of the following core characteristics and criteria that church members would like to see in our next Senior Pastor:

    •    Leader who equips and challenges others
    •    Engaging, Biblical teacher who shares the inspired Word of God
    •    Generational Bridge Builder
    •    Active, visionary leader
    •    Outward, mission focus
    •    Life and ministry experience in line with other criteria

Your input will help guide our direction in seeking and selecting our new pastor.
Please continue to pray for God's hand to guide us to His candidate. Thanks again. 

--Senior Pastor Search Committee