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Exciting Pastoral Search Updates to Share

March 20, 2018
Dear Church Family,
 
We are writing to share some exciting updates in the church and also to express a huge thank you to both the search committee and the hiring committee.

The search committee (Kayla Koenigshof, Vlad Diaz-Ochoa, Cavin Miller, Yuan Cheng, Robert Boulware and Rebecca Egli) reviewed over 100 applications for the senior pastor position.  Through a thorough review of materials provided by applicants, a series of phone interviews, and much prayer, they effectively narrowed the search to five very qualified and gifted individuals.  These candidates were then presented to the hiring committee (Roli Resendez, Bridget Clark, Scott Palmer and Nicole Nelson).

The hiring committee has since reviewed the applications, prior sermons from the applicants, discipleship plans and doctrinal statements. They conducted a second round of skype interviews and plan to visit candidates to hear them preach in person.

This was quite an undertaking and we wish to first offer a big “well done!” to each of these faithful members of the congregation for their willingness to help with this essential task.  The remaining candidates are each highly qualified and gifted leaders who clearly love the Lord and are excited about discipleship and the possibility of moving to Davis to help lead Discovery. As the team senses the direction God is leading our church, we are hopeful to have a pastoral candidate visit Discovery in mid-April.  The candidate will participate in meetings with the teaching team and the elders, join a Discovery Group or two for a night and spend time with the church staff.

We ask you to please join us in prayer for who God has for Discovery.  Please pray for the hiring committee, the elders and each of the candidates.  This is truly an exciting time for us as a church body.

We hope you can join us in two weeks for our annual Easter celebration on Sunday, April 1st at 10AM. It will be an encouraging morning of celebrating and giving thanks for all that the Lord has done for us. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
 
In Christ,
 
Your Elders
GR, Scott, and Jorge