Lead Pastor Search Process

Lead Pastor Search Team

Sue Fabbro (Chair), Ron Dahlin, Scott Huffman, Sue Nunan, Daisy Segal, Lisa Tyndall, Henry Villar, Grace Wang, Michael Wilton

How grateful we are for the hard work of the Nomination Committee! Moving forward, may we pray continually for wisdom, discernment, and unity for this Lead Pastor Search Team.

Latest Updates

January 19, 2022
Search Team and LST (aka “Transition Team”) – Training with Tod Bolsinger for Storytelling with PCC stakeholders and Community Interviews.

January 17, 2022
Search Team meeting scheduled

January 3, 2022
Search Team meeting –  Enneagram training

December 5-16, 2021
Six listening groups were conducted with the greater PCC Leadership Team, PCC Staff, and 4 age/stage-related groups of PCCers. Two search team members sat in on each of the listening groups to observe and take notes. Their data was then turned over to AE Sloan who will present their assessment of the overarching themes to the Search Team and LST (“Transition Team”) to aid in discerning PCC identity.

December 2, 2021
Training by Tod Bolsinger, consultant with AE Sloan Leadership, Inc., on how Listening groups will be used to gain thoughts and perspectives about PCC’s identity, which is important for developing the Church Profile.

November 21, 2021
Search Team commissioned at both Sunday Worship Gatherings.

November 15, 2021
Search Team Training by Jean Cheng Gorman, Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) Acting Superintendent. Information included phases of the search process, responsibilities of the search committee including developing a church profile and pastoral job description. Jean will provide additional training as the search process goes forward, and will continue to be a helpful resource and partner.

November 14, 2021
Initial search team meeting to get to know one another and begin team formation.

November 10, 2021
After a thorough 2-month process of over 100 nominations and 30 applicants, the Nomination Committee has chosen the 8 individuals to join Sue Fabbro to be on our Lead Pastor Search Team. Our Nomination Committee was made up of John Becker, Brian DuBois, Karen Bowman (Chair), Stephanie Couch, Curtis Elia, Christina Lazzarini (Secretary), Josh Levinson, Jeff Sampson.

October 1, 2021
After an enthusiastic response of nominated individuals, the process was closed

September 13, 2021
Nominations were begun for Search Team members. PCCers were asked to nominate Stakeholders who were a representative group, willing to work together in mutual submission, and who would discern God’s will and direction.

September 2, 2021
Sue Fabbro was chosen as the chair of the Lead Pastor Search Team. Sue is also the secretary of the Leadership Team (LST).

May 2021
The Officers selected Brian H. Rhen to serve as Transition Lead Pastor for the 2021-22 fiscal year.


Nominate Search Team & Initiate Survey
September – October 2021


Clarify PCC Identity
November 2021 – March 2022

  1. Search Team named and commissioned — DONE
  2. Training and planning for Listening Groups — DONE                    
  3. Listening Groups initiated with the congregation — DONE        
  4. Process and discern input from Listening Groups
  5. Report to congregation on:
    • Survey insights
    • Listening Group insights
    • Church Profile and Job Description

Initiate Search & Select Candidate
March – May 2022

This phase will take into consideration all aspects of Phases 1 & 2, as the Search Team conducts an extensive search to find the next Lead Pastor for PCC.

Every step of the way…

Our denomination will walk with PCC every step of the way. Pastoral staff within our Pacific Southwest Conference will train the Nominating Committee and the Search Committee. They will be available for discernment and guidance. 

Please pray for this process and for God’s leading as we step into this new chapter for PCC.

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
-Romans 15:5-6

Contact Search Chair: Sue Fabbro