The search process for the new Regional Minister of the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR) is in full swing. Our next Regional Minister will take the helm in the fall of 2019. This article will explain the process and the timeline that we, as the Regional Minister Search Committee, are following and will let you know how and when you can help us discern the person God is calling to this place for a time such as this.

We are at an important point in our process, and that is gathering information from the members of the PSWR that will be used to develop a Regional Profile and Regional Minister position description. These documents will be sent to all people interested in applying for the position. We are currently meeting with various committees and ministry groups of the Region. AND NOW WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

There are two ways you can provide input. First we are holding listening sessions in select congregations throughout the region which are open to all. See the list below for locations and dates of these listening sessions. Second, we have posted an online survey for individuals to complete https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSWR_Search.

We sincerely hope you will attend one of listening sessions and/or complete the online survey.  This is your opportunity to express your views about the current and future direction of the PSWR, what you would like to see in our next Regional Minister, and how your own church is doing at this time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Church of the Valley
6565 Vesper Ave, Van Nuys, California 91411
(English and Spanish)

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
First Christian Church, Riverside / Iglesia Nueva Vida
4055 Jurupa Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
(English and Spanish)

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
First Christian Church, Santa Barbara
1915 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
(English)

Sunday: July 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
First Christian Church, Fullerton / Casa de Oración
109 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
(English and Spanish)

Saturday: July 28, 2018, 10 AM – Noon
Abundant Life Christian Church
3500 Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(English)

 Sunday: July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wilshire Korean Christian Church
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #101, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(English and Korean)

Sunday: August 5, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
University Christian Church
3900 Cleveland AveSan Diego, CA 92103
(English and Spanish)

For those of you who like to see all the details, our search process is following the “Manual for Regional Search Committees Seeking a Regional Minister In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)” that was written by the College of Regional Ministers and approved by the National Church in 2017. Here is a brief timeline of our process:

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To close, in recognition of the central role God plays in our process, our Committee has committed to be in prayer with each other every Thursday at 7:00pm. Regardless of where we are physically located, this prayer time spiritually bonds us. We invite you to join us in this prayer life.  

In gratitude and prayerful thanksgiving to our Living God…
The PSWR Regional Minister Search Committee

 2018-2019 Regional Minister Search Committee (Top photo L-R): Tom Perring, Larry Morris, Carol Warsaw, Lydia Yang, Joi Robinson, Louise Sloan-Goben, Cathy Perring, Ben Bohren, Rogelio Martinez, Ed Ramolete. (Bottom row, L-R): Janette Jara, Judy Hong, Rip Rippetoe, Shobie Lopez 

2018-2019 Regional Minister Search Committee (Top photo L-R): Tom Perring, Larry Morris, Carol Warsaw, Lydia Yang, Joi Robinson, Louise Sloan-Goben, Cathy Perring, Ben Bohren, Rogelio Martinez, Ed Ramolete. (Bottom row, L-R): Janette Jara, Judy Hong, Rip Rippetoe, Shobie Lopez 

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AuthorAlisa Mittelstaedt