Q: Will Duane and Verda continue attending Fairlawn?
A: After the transition is complete, Duane and Verda will spend 3 to 4 months away from Fairlawn. Their plan is to continue attending Fairlawn after that.
Q: What will Duane and Verda do next?
A: Duane and Verda are on a faith journey to discern what is next. The leadership team does foresee giving Duane the opportunity to remain on staff at Fairlawn in a different role.
Q: How was Keith selected as a candidate for the Lead Pastor position?
A: Through the process of planning for transition, the leadership team asked Keith and Emily if they would consider making themselves available for the role of Lead Pastor. After some discernment, Keith and Emily consented to be presented to and processed by the church for the position.
Q: What is the church’s role in processing Keith as the Lead Pastor candidate?
A: If you are a regular attender, we are asking you to pray with us as we consider Keith for this role. On February 21 all members of Fairlawn will vote “yes” or “no” to affirm Keith for the position. A Lead Pastor requires an 85% “yes” vote.
Q: What happens if Keith is not confirmed?
A: Keith will continue in his current role, and we will begin searching for and processing other candidates for the role.
Q: If Keith becomes the Lead Pastor who will take on his responsibilities?
A: Keith will retain some of his current responsibilities. We would begin the process of searching for another worship pastor.
Q: What is the timeline for transition?
A: There will be a vote on February 21. If affirmed by 85% we would begin a transition of responsibilities from Duane to Keith that will conclude in September of 2021