Transition

  • Latest News: Your Pastor Nominating Committee continues to make steady progress toward calling a new pastor. We have received and reviewed over 100 Pastoral Information Forms and conducted initial and follow-up interviews with very promising candidates. The next steps in the process are to meet our top choice in person, complete reference checks, negotiate terms of call, arrange for Shenandoah Presbytery examination and approval, and prepare a report for the congregation. Once all of these steps are successfully completed, a congregational meeting will be called to elect the new pastor. Feel free to direct your questions to Christa Joyce at Shepherstownsearch@gmail.com. As we continue on this joyful task and journey, we welcome and appreciate your prayers and support. 
  • The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) was elected June 10, 2018. - Christa Joyce, Joshua Nolen, Elaine Hurd, Chris Morehouse, Catherine Irwin, Dave Smith Rev. Bill Sitterley convened the first meeting of your PNC on Thursday, June 21. Rev. Carl Howard, our liaison with Shenandoah Presbytery, was also present. Carl will be guiding the PNC throughout this process. Catherine Irwin was elected as chair of the committee. 
  • "Mini-CAT" Summary
  • Rev. William V.P. Sitterley was hired as our Interim Pastor on September 24, 2017.
  • An overview of the transition process is available below (click on the flow chart for a larger image).
  • For some common questions and answers regarding the transition process, see: Q & A's
  • Transition questions and/or concerns should be directed to the Stated Clerk of Session, Lois Spreen via transition-questions@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org or Office Manager Kathy Reid via office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.  Depending on the question or concern they will relay it to the appropriate individual or committee for a response.