Pastoral Search Timeline & Prayer

As we go through the process of our pastoral search, you can follow the search process phases here. The elders will communicate regularly with the congregation about the process. If you have specific questions that are not answered by what is posted, you can email Morgan, Lead Elder
Unified Pastoral Search Prayer Schedule

We invite you to join the elders and staff in prayer as we go through the pastoral search process.
Click the button above to download the schedule and pray with us in very specific ways.

Phase Color Key


Phase One


Search Committee Established

Pastoral Search Committee is established and commissioned by Elders to organize and start vetting.

Phase Two


Position Posted

Lead Pastor’s profile is posted on our First Friends website and national staffing websites.

Phase Three

January & February

Accepting Applications

Pastoral Search committee is receiving and evaluating resumes.

Phase Four


Narrowing Down Applicants

A recommendation from the search committee of 3-4 candidates will be made to the Elders for their continued vetting. The candidates will come to campus for interviews and visit the church and community.

Phase Five


Guest Preaching

The candidates or candidate will preach on Sunday and meet with various constituent groups.

Phase Six



Congregational meeting and vote for the next Lead Pastor on May 16th at 6:30pm.