Council Update — May 21, 2023

As you are well aware, St. Matthew is undergoing a significant period of transition. I would like to take this opportunity to give you an update as to where we currently stand on a number of important items.

  • We are pleased to announce that Melissa Smith has been hired to be our Children and Family Ministry Coordinator.
  • We have a Search Committee that is actively pursuing a replacement for the Minister of Music (Scott Fredericks). Please see this page for a timeline detailing the ongoing progress of what has thus far been done and what is yet to occur.
  • We have had individuals express an interest in working on an interim basis with the Children and Youth Choirs.
  • We are nearing completion in forming a Call Committee to begin the work of finding a replacement for our Associate Pastor (Pastor Taylor).
  • We encourage you if you have not yet done so to complete the survey whose link was sent via email, posted on the Church webpage, posted on our Facebook page, or you may get a paper copy at the Hospitality Desk in the Gathering Place. Your voice is critical as we determine our path forward.

There are many people who have volunteered to work on each of the above items. I can assure you that they are working diligently on this and are trying to do what is best for St. Matthew. I have every confidence that we will get through this period of transition and be better for it. That is the St. Matthew way.

Randy Kline
Council President