It is with great excitement and joy that we announce Pastor Jeff Bjorgan as our newly elected Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church. On Sunday, December 14, 2014, the membership of Emmanuel voted 93% in favour of Pastor Jeff to become our Lead Pastor. He will begin this new role on January 6, 2015. Until that time, Pastor Paul will continue to serve as Interim Pastor at Emmanuel.
A special thank you to:
- Everyone who took the opportunity to come out and vote on Sunday. It was one of the best quorums in the history of Emmanuel. Also to the non-members who came out to be part of the process and share in the results.
- The Search Committee who put countless hours over the past four months with meetings, sifting through resumes, gathering information, praying and narrowing the candidate pool.
- The Search Prayer Team for interceding and diligently praying for Emmanuel during this time, praying specifically for the Search Team, Board, and the next Lead Pastor to be revealed.
- The Leadership Team for putting in extra hours during the transition time, in meetings and interviews, praying and discerning the Lead Pastor candidate.
- To those of you who have pitched in during this season of transition, whether through taking on additional tasks, serving in different ways than before, or praying.
A HUGE heartfelt Thank you!
We look forward to what God wants to do at and through Emmanuel in 2015!