Greetings from the executive director/treasurer search committee. The search committee consists of seven HPBC executive board members, including President John Endriss and 2nd Vice President Brian Frable from the Big Island, 1st Vice President Sterling Lee, Naomi Ashman and James Kinoshita from Oahu, Pastor Larry Hale from Kauai, and Paula Higuchi from Maui. We are humbled to serve our churches during this process. The search committee is busy praying and planning the process to find God’s provision in our next executive director/treasurer. At the last meeting on February 10, 2023, 2nd Vice President Brian Frable was elected chair of the search committee.
The committee would like to report on their progress and request two things. We are diligently praying and planning. But before we gather any data or request resumes, we believe praying is the foundation of this process. So, we first ask for prayer. Please make a daily commitment or weekly time at your Bible Studies (perhaps during Sunday School classes) to pray for the search committee and our progress as we search for God’s provision in our next executive director/treasurer.
Secondly, we invite your thoughtful comments. An email has been established where personal, confidential opinions regarding hiring our next executive director can be given. The email is HPBCExecSearch@gmail.com. We want to hear from you. However, we ask you, please make your brief comments applicable to hiring the new executive director. We want to make this about what we want to see in our future director and not a critique of the past. Speak the truth in love in such a way that it honors Christ.
The search committee has also scheduled multiple in-person Town Hall Meetings in March to hear directly from you. These meetings, on four different Islands, will allow your voice to be heard. The search committee wants to hear from you. The times and locations of these meetings are available below so you can plan accordingly. There will also be several scheduled zoom meetings for anyone unable to attend the Town Hall Meetings.
Also, later, we will distribute a general survey asking questions regarding your expectations of the next executive director/treasurer. Above all, we want this to be a prayerful and open process that will honor Christ. We will keep you informed every step of the way. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Mahalo nui for praying for the search committee. Let’s seize this opportunity and anticipate what God has in the days ahead for us at the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. The Lord bless you all.
Town Hall Meeting Schedule
The purpose of these Town Hall Meetings will be for the search committee to hear comments from church members concerning the hiring of the next executive director/treasurer of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention.
Friday, March 3, 2023, 2 pm, JST, Asia Baptist Network Zoom
Hosted by Chris Eyre, Koza Baptist Church, Okinawa
Friday, March 10, 2023, 11 am, HST, Kona Baptist Church
Hosted by Pastor Brian Frable RSVP lunch provided
Friday, March 10, 2023, 6 pm Kinoole Baptist Church
Hosted by Pastor Daniel Tomita
Monday, March 13, 2023, 6 pm, HST, First Baptist Church of Pearl City
Hosted by Pastor Sterling Lee
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 11 am, HST, HPBC offices, 2042 Vancouver Dr. Honolulu
Hosted by Pastor John Endriss RSVP lunch provided
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6 pm, HST, Olivet Baptist Church
Hosted by Pastor Jamie McElrath
Monday, March 20, 2023, 6 pm, HST, Kahului Baptist Church
Hosted by Pastor Jay Haynes
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6 pm, HST, ‘Ele’ele Baptist Church
Hosted by Pastor Larry Hale
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6 pm, HST, Open Zoom Meeting
Hosted by HPBC executive director/treasurer search committee
RSVP to HPBCExecSearch@gmail.com
*No evening meal provided for 6 pm meetings.
**No childcare provided.
The HPBC Executive Search Committee will moderate the meetings.