Pastoral Transition Team Formed

Hello Members and Friends,

Great news!  We have an awesome Pastoral Transition Team in place as we move forward to calling an Interim Minister.

Presbytery has laid out a clear process for us to follow, and with the guidance of two members from the Committee on Ministry, Trisha Johnson and her committee will begin this process.  Presbytery is also looking into candidates that may be a good match for this congregation and will pass those names on to our Pastoral Transition Team.

An Interim Pastor is a minister that has special training to work in this time between our past minister and our next minister.  They will be here with us full time, leading our worship services, guiding our staff and tending to our needs as a congregation in transition.  They also understand the dynamics of a congregation in transition, including feelings of grief, loss, and sometimes, relief or anger.  While it will not always be an easy road ahead, we know that God is walking this road with us and will lead us where we need to go.

Please keep the Pastoral Transition Team in your prayers as we/they begin this journey.


Carla Kinney
Clerk of Session

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

At our last Session Meeting, the Presbytery Committee on Ministry directed us to begin the process of calling a new pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia by first retaining an Interim Minister for our congregation.

In order to accomplish this, the Session appointed me, Trisha Johnson, to lead a seven-member Pastoral Transition Team to work with representatives of the Presbytery Committee on Ministry to recruit and evaluate candidates for this position, in accordance with the policies of the Presbytery. The six additional members that have graciously volunteered to join me in this effort are:

  • BJ Palmer
  • Mark Peters
  • Roseanne Courtade
  • Nick Kagey
  • Chris Jenner
  • John Perriello

The Team will begin its work within the next few weeks and will meet frequently to ensure a timely completion to this effort. The congregation will be kept updated as the process moves forward.

Please keep the Church and this team in your prayers,

Trisha Johnson