Ministerial Search Committee

Search Committee

The Ministerial Search Committee was formed to identify a candidate for the congregation to consider as a called minister.

Please read the communications from the Search Committee as they progress through their search.

If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to email the committee at

Your Search Committee:

Lydia Luz, Co-Chair
Becky Smith, Co-Chair
Steve Braun
Johanna DeYoung
Marilyn Knight
Mary Koch
Ruth Hoffman-Lach

Ministerial Search Committee     
June 6 Update

We are pleased to update you on the progress of the Ministerial Search Committee.  We held a team building and organizing retreat on Saturday, May 25 and discovered some new things about each other, ranging from what song we would most likely choose to sing at a karaoke bar to our working styles..

Significant steps taken in the day included creating a timeline for the work during Phase I which comprises canvassing the congregation to determine if the congregation feels Rev. Colin is a good fit for our Settled Minister. It is our goal to hear from as many folks as possible, so we will  be providing as many opportunities and avenues for communication as we can. These include:

  • A List of Frequently Asked Questions
  • Congregational Survey (online and hard copy available July1 -September 8)
  • Search Committee members available weekly at a table in Channing Hall on Sundays for conversations
  • Opportunities to submit questions to the Search Committee via email at
  • Small group meetings July through September both virtual and in person.

All of these actions are designed to engage the congregation and collect input, ideas, preferences, and feedback.

Thank you for entrusting us with this important work. We covenant to work diligently, without bias and we look forward to engaging with as many of you as possible in the coming months.