Ministerial Search: The Room Where It Happens*

In February and March, we will be conducting in-depth, in-person interviews with pre-candidates and hearing them preach. While we can’t have you with us “in the room where it happens,” we certainly value your input. Although we can’t tell you who the ministers are, we can use your questions during our interviews.

What would you ask about their philosophy of church leadership, or Sunday worship, or programming, or outreach, or social action? What are your concerns? We appreciate the good ideas we’ve received so far and we welcome more. Send us your interview questions at or leave a note in our mailbox in the mail/copy room across from Catherine’s office. If possible, please send your questions to us by January 31 to ensure we have ample time to consider them for the comprehensive interviewing tool we are creating.

If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us by email or reach out to us in person. Be sure to check out the table in the atrium for additional information – we’ve been updating the poster and leaving materials for you to take.

Lorraine Dennis, Michele Catalano, Laura Cavicchio, George Marinakis, David Oakes, Dakota Raine, and Mary Wahlman-Krogh

*acknowledgment to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton, An American Musical.