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June Call Committee Update

A new candidate we had been given by the Nebraska Synod was interviewed by Pastor Greg and then the Call Committee.  The Call Committee did not feel he was a fit for our ministry, and Pastor Greg was in agreement with their assessment.   Our consultant at SIMA...
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May Call Committee Update

The candidate we had been given was interviewed by Pastor Greg over the course of several weeks.  Ultimately, the candidate chose to pursue a call in another part of the country. The Call Committee has met to prepare themselves for the interview process. They are developing a...
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March Call Committee Update

A new candidate has been recommended and Pastor Greg received permission from the Bishop to begin initial conversations.  Another candidate might be considered to interview with the call committee, they are currently discerning their next steps.  Thank you for your prayers over...
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February Call Committee Update

The Call Committee received the name of a potential candidate, given by the Synod.  Pastor Greg has had conversations with the candidate and the Call Committee is discerning potential next steps of vetting.  Pastor Greg is also continuing conversations with a potential...
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January Call Committee Update

The Call Committee met in November and December and also had a video conversation with our consultant, Rick Heltne of SIMA Partners. Given the lack of candidates we have received (as well as the clergy crisis in the ELCA), we wanted to acknowledge some of the obstacles and...
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Winter 2023 Call Committee Update

The search for Sheridan’s next associate pastor continues but the search has taken longer than expected. SIMA Partners and Pastor Greg have had conversations with potential candidates, but none had progressed to the interview stage by our initial January timeline. SIMA Partners...
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October Call Committee Update

October Call Committee Update At the September Council meeting, the Council received the Call Committee’s unanimous recommendation to call Pastor Sarah Ruch as the Associate Pastor for Local Outreach and Missions. The Council will interview and, if the vote is to the affirmative,...
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Congregational Prayer Event

Sun., Oct. 9; 9:45 & 11am; Great Room Have you wondered how we, as a congregation, can support this time of call for a new associate pastor for Sheridan? At Sheridan’s Congregational Prayer Event we will learn new ways of opening our hearts in prayer to specifically listen...
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Welcome Pastor Sarah Ruch

Welcome Pastor Sarah Ruch We are excited to welcome Pastor Sarah Ruch (said like “book”) to Sheridan! Pastor Sarah will be directing our Local Outreach and Missions ministries as well as taking part in worship leadership and other general duties of our pastors. Pastor...
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August 2022 Staffing Update

Sheridan’s Ministry Site Profile has been available to candidates for about one month. This document is our “front door” to candidates who are looking for a new call. Our Synod staff is working to comb through available pastors to encourage appropriately gifted and qualified...
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June 2022 Staffing Update

Sheridan’s Call Committee (Suzan Lund, chair, Richard Becker, vice-chair, Cheryl Stubbendieck, Tom Casady, Melissa Price, Mike Wiese, Joel Synder and Pastor Greg have completed the Ministry Site Profile. This document officially begins our process of seeking pastoral candidates....
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May 2022 Staffing Update

At our last Council meeting, Sheridan’s Call Committee was approved. Suzan Lund (chair), Richard Becker (vice-chair), Cheryl Stubbendieck, Tom Casady, Melissa Price, Mike Wiese and Joel Synder have all agreed to serve! Please thank them for their leadership! The current work is...
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