Campus Pastor Search Updates

Refer here for updates on the campus pastor search!

Update 2/20/20 

We know this role is crucial for the church and the senior leadership team and I want to move quickly to fill the role, but also take enough time to ensure we have the right fit. We hope to have the role filled by the end of summer but finding the right person is more important than finding a person.

What’s happened so far?

A search started in the fall for a campus pastor. So far there have been over 50 applicants. Our HR team does the initial screening of candidates and after that, Pastor Chris McElwee and Pastor Hanibal Rodriguez interview further. Pastor Chad Lowe had been doing an incredible job in the interim campus pastor role and we are so thankful for the ways he has stepped in.

Where are we now with the search?

We have talked with several people by phone and video. We have narrowed down our finalists to just a couple of people and we will be doing face to face interviews soon.

What’s next?

Pastor Chad will continue to lead and shepherd as the interim campus pastor and our teaching team will continue to rotate across our campuses. We are still Worshiping Together, Growing in Community, and Investing in Others.

The remaining candidates will interview with others on our leadership team, elders, and members of Tri-Village Church and Wheaton Bible Church to ensure a good theological and cultural fit.


If you have questions that aren’t answered in this, we’d love to hear them. You can email Chris McElwee.

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