Pastoral Transition

In the Spring of 2021, the Session of VPC recognized that our church was going to experience several significant transitions while we await the arrival of our new Lead Pastor, Rev. Dr. Hope Lee. The Session hired Tod Bolsinger and Daniel White from the De Press Center Church Leadership Institute. Throughout the summer, the consultants and three working groups made up of Session members, Church Lay Leaders and VPC Staff are listening to the congregation. The consultants conducted a congregation-wide survey in June, and are hosting a a series of focus groups and listening exercises with the congregation and community.  Through these exercises, they will  assess the current condition, context, and challenges facing the church as it transitions to a new season of ministry under a new Lead Pastor and and bring agreement and alignment on the realities of this moment.

Members of the Working Groups

Working Group #1

Congregational & Staff Care 

  • Stan Ott
  • Patricia Bronson
  • Jan Mahumed


Working Group #2

Future Planning

  • Ted Davies
  • Lisa Gibb
  • Jonathan Benett
  • Tod Bolsinger
  • Patricia Bronson
  • Bill Carter
  • Nina Graves
  • Carrie Miller
  • Stan Ott
  • Robin Portman
  • Ryan Seckinger
  • David Steiner
  • Cait Thrasher
  • Daniel White

Working Group #3


  • Bill Carter
  • Steve Dirkse
  • Sandi McLauchlin
  • Kelly Miller

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