Called as Senior Pastor
On Monday evening, Nov. 11th, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church voted to call their next Senior Pastor, Jeff Cloeter. I am humbled and honored by an assembly of 300 people who gathered to make a decision of great significance in the history of their congregation. Rev. Greg Smith has been the Senior Pastor for 32 years (and has been here for 37). This is only the third time the congregation has called a Senior Pastor since its founding in 1948.
It is appropriate and typical for a man to give four weeks of prayerful deliberation for a call. I will take just under three weeks, announcing my decision the weekend of Nov. 30/Dec. 1. In this time I will:
I recognize that my readership extends beyond the members of my congregation. Regardless of where you're at, your earnest prayer is valued.
Mary Lou Byrum
11/17/2013 08:01:43 am
I'm praying that the decision that I want you to make is the one that He wants you to make!
11/17/2013 11:44:49 am
Congratulations on your Call to be the senior pastor at Christ Memorial! This is quite an honor and also a big responsibility. God has gifted you in special ways and now it is time to seek God's blessings if this is the call where you are exert leadership and energy to reach a culture where many do not come to the church. Therefore, we need to build relationships and connections! I pray for the Spirit's guidance and His peace when you reach your decision! Continued blessings!
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