As was mentioned in earlier updates, the Personnel Committee has been gathering information about the Church Administrator duties and needs during this interim period. In that time, we have been approached by some church members who have suggested that the position be restructured in order to allow members to apply for the position, which is currently not the case. Additionally, some people have requested that the position be reclassified to be a non-elected position (not requiring a vote of approval by the entire church). The Personnel Committee believes that these questions should be put to the congregation for discussion. Now that we are through the holidays and the initial church-wide stewardship efforts, we would like to create opportunities to engage people in that discussion.
Our first offering is to be held as a Wednesday Night program on February 5. We will offer a second opportunity for discussion at the February 9 Congregational Meeting. We also invite you to provide written comments to Personnel Committee members if you are unable to participate in either of those two meetings. Based on those discussions, we will determine whether a motion needs to be made to make one or both of those changes to the position, in which case a motion will be brought forth at a specially-called Congregational Meeting in the future.
To aid the discussion, we’ve added some supplemental information below. This information gives some history about the position and why it was structured the way it was at that time. We are also putting forth some thoughts to consider about the potential issues related to the different choices. We encourage you to read through this information carefully as you prepare for the congregational meeting.