Transition Updates

Transition Updates


The Leadership Team Team asked Pastor Gene, upon his arrival, to look at three areas within FCOB: 1. General state of health, ministry effectiveness, 2. Organizational efficiency, structure and staffing and 3. Spiritual fruitfulness.  On November 8th, Leadership Team Chair, Tom Simmons, reported to the congregation on the outcome of the 90 day S.W.O.T. (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat) Report prepared by Pastor Gene reviewing these three areas. The attached document provides an overview of the issues identified and the key efforts which will be undertaken to address them.  Future updates on these initiatives will be published as they are developed. 

 November 8, 2016 Congregational Forum



On August 21, 2016, Leadership Team Chair, Tom Simmons shared the news that Pastor Brian accepted a call to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Ephrata Church of the Brethren.  In the weeks and months following, we will be adding information regarding Pastor Brian's transition.  It is with a sense of sadness and anticipation that we release Pastor Brian to a new calling.  Above all, we know that God will continue to provide for Pastor Brian and for FCOB.

Resignation and Leadership Team Letters
FAQ #1 - Pastor Brian's Transition
FAQ #2 - Pastor Brian's Transition 
FAQ #3 - Pastor Brian's Transition 



This past summer, Pastor Paul Mundey informed the congregation at FCOB that he would be retiring from full time pastoral ministry, after 40 years of set-apart ministry - 20 of which he served faithfully at FCOB.  As we move into a new day, below you will find information related to this transition.  We will be updating this page over the next few years as we discern, with God's help, the next season of ministry at FCOB and who will be leading our congregation as our new shepherd.

June 25 Celebration Event Video

Senior Pastor Search Team Updates
- June 2016 
- July 6, 2016 
- August 1, 2016 
- September 2016 
- October 2016 
- December 2016 
- January/February 2017
- April/May 2017
- May 2017
- June 2017
- August 2017

Search Team Informational Packet
Intentional Interim Document July 2016
Interim Senior Pastor Update

Transition Team Update
- January 2016
- April 2017

Pastor Paul's Retirement Letter and Transition Team Letter

- Retirement and TT Letters

Pastor Paul's Letter June 13, 2016

Pastor Paul's FAQ June 13, 2016
FNP July 1, 2016 Article on Pastor Paul 

Listening Session Documents
- Transition Dashboard
- Transition FAQ
- Transition Timeline