After 42 years in ministry and almost 17 at DCC, Pastor Marc is retiring, effective April 30, 2023. Marc and his wife Lori have been praying about this matter for three years. Marc has been in dialogue with the Stewardship Board the past year and a half and believes this is the right time.
Marc and Lori are looking forward to a time of renewal as they discern what it looks like to serve God in this next chapter of their lives. The Board will award Marc the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus in gratitude and respect for his service here. The Board believes that God will continue to use Marc to further His mission in retirement.
The search process may take anywhere from eight months to over a year. The Board and Search Team will prayerfully consider all qualified candidates, both internal and external.
Pastor Marc will continue to lead the church until April 30, 2023. The plan going forward has the Board working with Pastor Bev Krizan, the Chief of Staff. Bev will oversee the day-to-day operations, working closely with the Lead Team and our ministry staff. Our teaching team (Pastors Deering, Morrison and Smith) will continue to teach with some invited guest speakers also.
We do not anticipate any changes to the ministry offerings at our campuses. We will continue to serve all campuses with staffing and ministries to help people follow Jesus and grow in Christ.
Regular updates will be made via email and our social media and vlog avenues. All updates will be posted here on this Transition page. Printed updates will be available at the Madison area campuses and will be mailed to voting members without online access.
I shared an important, personal update concerning my upcoming retirement. I will continue to lead our staff until April 30, believing with all my heart that our best days are ahead. I'm looking forward to all that God has for our church in the days ahead. It’s been my honor to serve with you here at Door Creek Church.
The Stewardship Board has been discussing the retirement of Pastor Marc with him for over a year. We recognize that God has directed him to step away from the daily responsibilities of leading DCC and whole-heartedly support Marc and Lori as they step into possible new ministry opportunities. As Ecclesiastes says: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” (3:1).
The Board has an operational policy that outlines steps to take when a Lead Pastor candidate must be presented to the membership for approval. Here are some of the decisions that we have made to date:
The Board will share information with you as the process progresses. Information and updates will be posted on this page.
Thank you for your continued prayer for Marc and Lori, the staff, volunteers and all the teams and groups active in the search. We are trusting God for His will in the selection of a new Lead Pastor to further our Mission and Vision.
Chair, Stewardship Board
In order to vote on the final candidate, you must be a member of Door Creek Church. We encourage you to take our next Membership Class if you're not a current member. If you're not sure if you are a member, contact Melanie Yeazel.
In this class, you will learn more about who we are and why we do things the way we do, while also getting to know our pastors and each other. After you have attended the Membership Class, you can choose to apply for membership. Once you have submitted an application, we will contact you for a membership interview.