Principal Search Update
We continue our search for our next principal at Cross. This is a new chapter and a new season at Cross. We eagerly anticipate how God will lead us to the next principal in the 137 years of provision for His ministry through Cross.
In the previous update we shared how the search committee had narrowed the list of candidates down to five. After video interviews we narrowed the list down to three candidates to bring on-site for face-to-face interviews and to allow the candidates to consider how they might fit at Cross. These on-site interviews are happening this week.
While the committee initially set up on-site interviews with three candidates, one of the three, Dr. Philip Frusti, removed his name from consideration. Dr. Frusti is the Executive Director of Lead a Child where recent changes by his board of directors prompted him to decide he needed to remain there for the foreseeable future.
We remain enthusiastic for the two candidates coming on-site, Jessica Gade and Zach Weber. Both of these candidates bring an energy and excitement for the mission and ministry of Cross. God has directly impacted both of these candidates through the ministries at Cross, and both are eager to increase those blessings from God to all the families reached by this congregation.
God is amazing in His provision and timing. The search committee is honored to be a part of this process and diligently seeks God’s leadership through it all. Please join us in prayer as we seek God’s will and our obedience to His leadership. I have been asked by multiple people if we are still open to nominations. The short answer is, “Yes.” We must always be open to God’s leadership at any moment from any direction. At the same time, we are also pleased with the candidates we have in front of us now and any new direction would need to be very clear to all involved.