The Senior Pastor Search Team would like to apprise the congregation of the progress of our search. Following a break for Advent, the Team again reviewed applications, had discussions with one candidate, and conducted a second interview with another candidate. We have selected an individual and have received positive feedback from his references. The next steps are to agree on a proposed financial package, review and make any necessary edits to the Pastor-Church Covenant, and have the prospective Senior Pastor meet with our staff. Following this, dates would be set up to provide an opportunity for interaction with the congregation through a Zoom Prayer Meeting, a socially distant meet and greet, and participation in a worship service in view of a call. The worship service and delivery of a sermon would take place after the Church Council has determined it is safe to have Sunday worship in the sanctuary.