John Rosario Affirmed as Assistant Pastor


We are thrilled to announce that John Rosario will join our pastoral staff as Assistant Pastor. The members of Wellspring overwhelmingly voted to formally call John to this role at a special congregational meeting last Sunday evening.

The elder board of Wellspring has been praying and working with the pastors for the past two years as we consider Pastor Rick’s desire to move to a part-time position in a reduced role as Teaching Pastor. Through much discussion and seeking the Lord’s direction, the board pursued the opportunity to call John Rosario to a full-time assistant pastor position. Initially, John’s primary responsibilities will continue with youth and young adults while also joining the pastoral team to lead and shepherd the Wellspring community.

John has served as our Director of Youth and Young Adults for 4 years in a part-time position. The elder board met with John to consider him: his experience, his passion, and his preparedness for this call. We examined the assistant pastor position, the transition of our pastoral team, and the ‘fittedness’ for John – both in this role, and more importantly as a pastor for Wellspring’s present and future.

The Elder Board facilitated a candidating meeting with John for the Wellspring congregation on Sunday, March 17th. John shared his personal and family journey to Wellspring and his current role. He shared his vision and passion for the next generation: how to lead and serve them, and the challenges to pastor a multi-generational community. Members had the opportunity to ask questions and process with John the recommendation of calling him to serve on Wellspring’s pastoral team.

The following Sunday, March 24th, we held a congregational meeting where the members of Wellspring formally voted to extend the pastoral call to John.

At the meeting, Pastor Rick said, “I believe John is a gift from the Lord for Wellspring.” Pastor Wes expressed his eagerness to work with John to develop youth and young adult ministries that will impact and influence the next generation of Wellspring’s ministry.

We are confident that the Lord has brought John and his family to Wellspring. We are also confident that John has a pastoral call on his life. When you see John and family, take a moment to congratulate him and thank him for his passion to serve the youth, families, and ministry of Wellspring.

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