Woodland Has a New Pastor
It's been quite a time for our congregation these past ten years. Interim pastors, temporary pastors, a pastor who was forced out because of sexual misconduct . . . yup, we've seen a little bit of everything this past decade. It's a testament to the resilience of these people, and to the strange but sure ways of our God, that good stuff has happened in the midst of and even through some of the more painful chapters in our personal and corporate life.
With the arrival of a new senior pastor and head of staff, it is not time for the congregation to relinquish its role as the true ministers of the church. But we are thankful to have a new leader, and ready to submit to her, work with her, and see how God uses her gifts and ours to do a new thing in this particular time and place. Big ups to our pastor nominating committee for all their hard work in seeing this recruitment process to its successful conclusion, and to all congregants who pitched in these past several months when we were far less staffed than we usually are.