This page documents the process undertaken at SBC to call a new pastor after Lead Pastor David Rowe announced in November 2015 that he would resign from the role in October 2016 after 15 years. 

The Pastoral Search Committee (PSC)

Susy Lee, David Clarke, Chris Brew (chairperson), Cherry Johnson, Tilly Downey, Andrew Palmer, James Yorston.

Team Update from May 2017

In April 2017, the Transition Team finalised the documents regarding the Lead Pastor Job Description, Church Profile and Community Profile. These three profiles can be viewed here.

The PSC then met with the Transition Team to hear their reflections on the process to this point, and hand over responsibilities. The lead pastor role is now officially being advertised.

Church members are able to submit names to the PSC of potential applicants. Please send any names with a short description why you think the person could be a good candidate to Chris Brew here. Please do not approach these people yourselves – it is the PSC’s responsibility to first develop a shortlist of names. 

 Please continue to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as we navigate this process.