LETTER FROM PASTOR KEN
Dear Northshore Family,
We began our relationship with Northshore 15 years ago this month when I started as your third pastor in March 2004. When Annette and I and three of our four children came here from Florida we never dreamed this would be our longest tenure at a church. It was also longer than Northshore’s previous two pastors combined. It has been an indescribable joy to serve this fellowship and have the privilege to teach God’s Word each week to such a loving and responsive group of followers of Christ. What a blessing this has been!
I have sensed for about two years the Lord nudging me towards Succession Planning along with our Elders as we look to the future ministry. My heart’s desire is to pass the baton of leadership in stride in order to maintain the highest level of continuity for our church. I have never been more excited about what God is doing through Northshore to impact our region and beyond. But I honestly feel there are even greater days ahead. We believe now is the right time to begin the process of seeking and selecting the new visionary Senior Pastor that will move Northshore into that future.
Our plan is to hand off the leadership by October 2019. Our Elders have begun the process of Succession Planning by first recognizing the wisdom of seeking outside guidance from experienced consultants given to this ministry. This process will take some time but the Elders are committed to communicating with you throughout the journey, especially seeking prayer. We will begin immediately developing a Senior Pastor Profile that will serve as a tool in our search. This will take into consideration more than 20 key attributes in the areas of spiritual wisdom/maturity, personal life, communication skills and abilities, and alignment to Northshore’s mission and values. The national search firm will then begin compiling candidates based on this profile. My hope is to have an “