The PNC is grateful to the congregation, leadership and staff of First Presbyterian Church for the continued prayers and support, which all seem especially poignant during the unsettling days of the Coronavirus.
We are also thankful that our Pastoral candidates have allowed the search process to continue through their agile and thoughtful engagement with us - all while supporting their own communities and loved ones.
Fortuitously, the PNC has used technologies like web conferencing and streaming services to connect and communicate with each other and candidates from the beginning of our process. So, while we worry for our City and world during the crisis, we are able to continue our work, albeit at a slightly truncated pace.
We are currently in active conversation with two finalists, with the hope of moving toward one finalist as soon as possible. The next step after a single finalist is identified would normally be a round of conversations beyond the PNC. Those would be conversations with the finalist and church staff, personnel and other relevant committees, the presbytery and ultimately by presenting the finalist to the congregation.
We are working closely with our representatives from the NYC presbytery committee on ministry to try to understand what that process would look like in our current set of circumstances.
We will continue to keep you updated as we know more. We pray for you, for our community and for our future pastor.Be safe and be well. Ministry Information Form Learn more about the call Mission Study Report