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Lead Pastor Transition

WHAT IS THE SEARCH PROCESS?

Interviewing Candidates by the Search Team

PRAYER

Pray that the Lord looks with favor on this candidating process, as the Thompson family and the Door Creek Church family together wait on Him and pray for His leading in this final confirmation of the membership vote. 

Candidate Open House

Meet Jamie Thompson

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Join us for dessert as we host our lead pastor candidate Jamie Thompson. This Open House is a great opportunity to get to know him and hear his heart for Door Creek Church. Enjoy desserts starting at 7 pm, and then listen to a short talk and Q&A session by Jamie at 7:30 pm. Jamie will also deliver the message live at Sprecher Road Campus on Sunday, October 1.

Can’t make it? Watch the livestream on YouTube or our website.

WATCH LIVE

Introducing Jamie Thompson

Lead Pastor Candidate

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"It’s a joy and an honor to share more about myself, the Thompson family, my ministry experience and my passions."

Read all of Jamie's letter to get to know our candidate for Lead Pastor.

READ JAMIE'S LETTER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will we get to meet the new candidate?

An Open House will be held on Friday, September 29 from 7-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Jamie will share his heart at 7:30 pm for a short time, followed by a Q&A. You’ll also have a chance to talk to him throughout the evening. Desserts will be provided.

When will we hear the candidate deliver a message?

Jamie will be delivering the message on Sunday, October 1, live at Sprecher Road Campus at 9 and 10:30am. It will be livestreamed to the other campuses.

You can see many recent sermons by clicking Jamie Thompson here, or searching “Edgewood Community Church” on Apple podcasts.

When will members get to vote for the new candidate?

The vote will go live electronically at noon on Sunday, October 1. The deadline to vote is Friday, October 6.

How will the Board communicate updates?

Regular updates will be made via videos on the weekends, email and our social media and vlog avenues. All updates will be posted here on this Transition page. 

Who can I talk to if I have other questions?

Get to Know Jamie

Interview with Jen WOJTYSIAK

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Stewardship Board Vice Chair Jen Wojtysiak sat down to chat with the Board-recommended Candidate for Lead Pastor, Jamie Thompson. Listen for a chance to learn more about what led Jamie to Door Creek Church and the process leading up to the member vote.

ASSESSMENT REPORT

Executive Summary of the Congregational Assessment Report

NL Moore & Associates and HC!C recently administered the Congregational Assessment Tool in our church. Forty three percent of our average adult attendance took the assessment, therefore, Door Creek Church met the threshold for statistically valid and reliable results at 99% +/-4. Well done! A complete readout of the Vital Signs Report was delivered to our church leadership. An Executive Summary of those results is offered below.

ASSESSMENT REPORT

SEARCH TEAM & STEWARDSHIP BOARD UPDATES

August 13, 2023

Hear about the most recent update from Jean Sink about where we're at in our search for a Lead Pastor.

July 23, 2023

Hear about the most recent update from Mike Anderson about where we're at in our search for a Lead Pastor.

June 25, 2023

Check out this update from Bob Andrew about our progress during the search for our new Lead Pastor. We now have a list of candidates to interview!

May 21, 2023

Check out this update from Jen Wojtysiak about where we are in the search process.

May 14, 2023

Check out this update from Wade Goodsell about the amazing generosity towards Marc & Lori, and as we continue in this Lead Pastor search process.

April 23, 2023

Check out this update from Doug Fast as we approach the end of Pastor Marc Maillefer's ministry season with Door Creek Church.

April 2, 2023

Check out this update about Marc's retirement celebrations from Doug Fast. If you would like to contribute to a special gift for Pastor Marc, you can give to the Pastor Appreciation fund here.

March 19, 2023

Check out this update from Bob Andrew, Search Team Lead.

February 26, 2023

Check out this update from Marc, Doug and Jen.

January 15, 2023

Check out this video from Doug Fast, Chair of the Stewardship Board, about Marc's upcoming retirement.

January 9, 2023

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:

  1. Pastor Marc will continue to function in his current role until April 30.
  2. Pastor Beverly Krizan will oversee the day-to-day operations of the staff and church effective May 1.
  3. Members of our Teaching Team (Pastors Mark Deering, Ryan Morrison and David Smith) will continue both their teaching and campus roles.
  4. Our ministries at all four campuses will continue to serve our Mission and Vision.
  5. A Search Team has been appointed by the Board, with Bob Andrew as Chair.
  6. The Board has retained a consulting firm, N.L. Moore & Associates, to work with our Search Team.
  7. The Board and Search Team will prayerfully consider all qualified candidates, both internal and external.
  8. The Search Team will recommend a candidate to the Board. If the Board approves that choice, the candidate will be presented to the membership for approval.
  9. N.L. Moore & Associates will conduct an all-church assessment using both online and printed input from DCC. Please plan to participate in that assessment before January 22.
  10. We expect the search for candidates to begin in March.
  11. Board members have committed to fasting and praying each week, seeking God’s direction as we move through this process.

We ask you to be active in prayer in the following ways:
  • for wisdom and discernment for the Search Team.
  • that the Board will seek God frequently and expectantly in the search process.
  • God’s clear direction in all stages of the selection of the next Lead Pastor.
  • for unity and continued love among those who attend DCC.
  • that God will restrain Satan’s attempts to incite division, disunity and anger in DCC.
  • for the continued spread of the Gospel through our various ministries, campuses, local, national & global partners and through us as individuals during this time.

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.

Doug Fast
Chair, Stewardship Board

HOW CAN I VOTE?

Membership Class

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.

Membership Class

Contact Jordan for info about becoming a member.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION