Edict to Conduct an Election to Call a Senior Pastor
That the session call a congregational meeting on Wednesday, May 6th at 7PM for the purpose of electing a Senior Pastor. The meeting will be held in person at the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, unless the session makes the decision prior to conduct the meeting as a remote meeting. In order to prepare for the eventuality that the meeting will be required to be remote, the congregation is asked to mail their ballots to the Clerk of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church Session prior to the date of the meeting. Each member’s ballot should be sealed in an envelope with the member’s name on the outside, and a slip of paper on the inside with the name of the single candidate (or the word “no” or the word “abstain”) on the inside. The session will collect ballots by roll call, and those ballots which are represented via mail will be entered into the ballot when each member’s name is called. In the event that a 2/3 majority is not reached on the initial ballot, and the meeting is being conducted remotely, a second meeting will be held on May 13th at 7:00 PM for a subsequent vote, conducted with the same procedure as the previous meeting. If a 2/3 majority is not received at the second meeting, a third meeting will be held on May 20th at 7 PM for a subsequent vote, conducted with the same procedure as the previous meeting. If a 2/3 majority is not received by a single candidate at the third meeting, the process will be concluded for the time being.
Given this 11th day of April in the year 2020, by the order of the Session.
Tim McClain, Clerk of the Session
Matt Filbert, Moderator of the Session