Recommendation to Call John Rosario as Assistant Pastor

THIS SUNDAY 3/24 at  6:30pm is our Congregational Meeting where we will vote to call John Rosario as an Assistant Pastor.  We encourage members to please attend this very important, single topic meeting. Last Sunday the elders facilitated a valuable candidating meeting with John. Now it’s time for the members of Wellspring to formally respond.

Below is the previous article that provided the background and process we have been going through.

The Elders (serving as a search committee) are pleased to present John Rosario as a candidate for an Assistant Pastor position at Wellspring. John has been serving in a part-time role as our Director of Youth and Young Adults ministry for nearly four years. In that time we’ve been blessed with his ministry to the Next Generation, and we have seen God’s gifting on John’s life and ministry.

Pastor Rick has shared his desire to move to a part-time role as Teaching Pastor later this year. As a result, the elders and pastors have been seeking the Lord’s wisdom and working on a Transition Pathway for 2024. We are confident that this pathway will carry Wellspring through the leadership changes necessary to continue to serve and grow the community and ministry of Wellspring. We are thankful for Rick’s 37 years serving Wellspring, and we are grateful that he will continue as part of the pastoral team. We feel that now is the time to call John to join our pastoral team as well.

Our constitutional procedure specifies a forum for the congregation (members) to visit with the candidate, to hear his personal call and journey into ministry, and to discuss his vision and passion to serve as a pastor of Wellspring. Then a separate congregational meeting is required for further questions and a written ballot vote.

We have set the following dates for these two meetings. We encourage the Wellspring community, especially members, to attend these significant meetings.

Sunday March 17, 6:30pm – Candidating meeting

Elders (serving as a search committee) will present John Rosario as a candidate for an assistant pastor position. The elders will share a brief review of the Transition Pathway we are following, and the specific position for which we are presenting John. John will share about his personal faith journey, his vision for the role and his desire to serve as a pastor at Wellspring. Then there will be an open forum for questions and answers from the congregation.

Sunday March 24, 6:30pm – Congregational meeting

This will be a single item meeting where the elders will bring a formal motion to call John to the assistant pastor position. Following an additional time for questions from the floor, members will vote by written ballot.

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