by Brian Frable, committee chair and HPBC 2nd vice-president
The purpose of the HPBC Executive Director Search Committee is to bring glory to God by discerning His provision in His perfect timing for HPBC’s next executive director-treasurer. The Committee, elected in the January Executive Board meeting, prayerfully began planning this process and will soon start the necessary steps toward seeing its completion.
Currently conducting extensive monthly meetings via Zoom, the committee’s intent is to have in-person meetings during the final phases of the search. The Initial Road Map comprises five phases: praying, planning, gathering, reviewing, and determining.
As praying has been foundational, the committee began with helpful training from a former state convention executive director, conducting interviews of convention executive and support staff, and researching issues regarding a change in convention leadership affecting the local church.
With a strong desire to make this an open process, thus promoting confidence from HPBC churches, the committee conducted several Town Hall Meetings to hear directly from the churches. After reviewing the findings from these ‘listening sessions’ regarding the expectations of the next executive director, the committee is currently working to complete a number of practical steps, including a thorough review of the job description, developing an adequate applicant pool with credible referrals, and finalizing prudent screening and interviewing procedures for candidates. The committee expects to complete the planning phase in April and launch into the gathering phase in early May, being committed to sufficiently completing the planning process before gathering any applicants.
If there are any concerns, comments, or questions, contact the search committee at HPBCExecSearch@gmail.com. Also, the committee invites earnest prayer for the process and for God’s provision for the next executive director. The committee plans to coordinate a convention-wide day of prayer for all participating churches to ask the Lord’s guiding hand to be upon this process.