Dear HTC Family:

As promised The Vestry is committed to providing a clear and frequent communication rhythm during our period of transition. To that end, we have two status updates regarding the search process for our HTC Next Chapter Leadership and new appointments to the Vestry.

The effort to identify HTC’s Next Chapter Leadership has been ongoing since last summer.  During last fall HTC created a Search Committee to assist in this effort, filled with staff, members of the congregation and members of the Vestry.  

Over the last two months the Search Committee has completed a few notable milestones we wanted to make you aware of:

  • The Committee completed the listening tour gathering feedback from the congregation about HTC’s Next Chapter Leadership
  • The Committee has gathered this feedback and developed a job description for the Next Chapter Leadership
  • Through a hired third-party Search Firm, we have launched our search to gather candidates for our Next Chapter Leadership

During the next two months the Search Firm will continue to gather potential candidates, evaluate those individuals, and provide to the Search Committee a list of vetted candidates.  At that point the Search Committee will being our interviewing process to find our Next Chapter Leadership.

A frequent question from the HTC community relates to Derek and his potential candidacy for the full-time senior pastor role. After considerable prayer and reflection, Derek feels that his calling to HTC has been, and continues to be, to serve as our Interim Senior Pastor and to support the HTC committee and the search committee through this transition period. We continue to be humbled by Derek, Cathy, Joshua, Hannah, Jamie and Rebecca’s servant hearts. 

Regarding our new Vestry appointments, we are blessed to have a strong slate of nine candidates who are willing to serve HTC on the Vestry.  We are currently conducting interviews and will announce appointments at the Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for Sunday February the 23rd.

If you have any additional questions or interested in hearing more, please reach out to any Vestry member. 

May the peace of our Lord be with you,

Glenn Youngkin Wanda Jones-Yeatman Mike Slattery April Young        

Phillip Merrick                   Susan Speers                                         Derek Rust

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