Interim Pastor Tim Wolbrecht performed the formal installation of the 7 members of the ULC Transition Team at the conclusion of the Sunday, September 11, 2016 Worship Service. The Transition Team (TT) is responsible for completing the first step in the process of identifying and calling a new permanent ULC pastor.
From left to right in the picture below are those who were installed: Michael Rouse, Mary Denny, Ruth Munger, Van Hutton, and Kristen Piepho (Chair). Two other members were also installed, but were not able to attend the installation: Emily Anderson and Clint Pehrson. Pastor Tim gifted each of the Transition Team (TT) members with a special name badge to be worn when the members are at ULC so that congregation members can easily identify the TT members (and personally give TT members whatever input they deem appropriate to help the TT prepare their formal report).
The Transition Team will prepare a formal report (sections I and II of the Ministry Site Profile [MSP]) to give to the NW Synod Bishop and the ULC Call Committee (who will initiate and complete the 2nd step in the process to search, identify, and recommend to the congregation an individual for call as the new permanent ULC pastor). To develop their report, the TT will lead the congregation through the following:
- A review of the congregation’s History and Heritage
- A review of the congregation’s Constitution and updating it as needed
- Development/review of ULC Core Values, Mission Statement, and Vision Statement
- A review of staffing needs and resources
- A review of property and other physical resources
- A review of congregational stewardship.
The work of the Transition Team will take multiple months before they have completed their work with the congregation and produced their final formal report (their 2 parts of the MSP).