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Upper Midwest Search for Regional Minister and President

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The Christian Church in Upper Midwest is pleased to announce that Rev. Joshua Patty has been called to serve as the region's next Regional Minister and President.  Rev. Patty began his work with the region on Oct. 1, 2020. 

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Regional Minister Search Committee

The Regional Minister Search Committee is composed of clergy and lay leaders from across the region.  This committee was approved by the Regional Operations Council and first met in June of 2019.  

Committee members include:

  • Rev. Suzie Moore (Stanhope Parish), Chair

  • Justin Carlson (First Christian Church, Minneapolis)

  • Mariah Himes (Downtown Disciples, Des Moines)

  • Rev. Peter Mitchell (Marion Christian Church)

  • Michael Msuya (Lacona Christian Church)

  • Rev. Katie Russell-Hainline (Runnells Christian Church)

  • Pastor Larry Sotam (First Pacific Islanders Christian Church of North Dakota, Bismarck)

Search Process

Position is posted and Letters of Interest are submitted

Applicants are reviewed by Independent Screener

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Operations Council considers final applicant.

Search Committee conducts interviews

Candidates submit applications to Regional Search Partner

Search Committee creates Regional Profile and Job Description

Search Committee hosts Listening Sessions and Survey

Search Committee receives Orientation and begins work

Interim Regional Minister is called

Search Committee Members are Named

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