Since Pastor Rokke will be retiring at the end of October, the NAT-Force has been asked to bring one or more recommendations to the congregation regarding future staffing. They are working hard to be ready to do so by the congregational meeting in May.
The NAT-Force Charter that was adopted by the congregation instructs the NAT-Force to consult with the Elders, because the Elders and Vestry are working on a new/revised strategic plan, and they hope to have something ready to present to the congregation in May.
The January Vestry meeting included a presentation by Tiger McLuen, the President of Youth Leadership/Church Consulting. He has come to speak at Saint James in the past and has some familiarity with our church. He talked about a clear vision of our core values that is shared by a large group of people. He recommended pictures that make people passionate about the goals we aim to reach.
After his presentation, he left and the Vestry discussed what they had heard, and decided they would like to have Tiger help them with strategic planning. He will be meeting with the Elders and Vestry on March 6.