The Transition Team for Living Spirit United Church’s Interim time met for the first time on Wed. April 11. The members of the team were mostly selected by your Council who spent time considering people in the congregation who regularly attend worship on Sunday mornings, or were folks in the congregation who accepted the invitation to consider if God was “nudging” them to be a part of this process. Most of the team took time to consider the request and carefully weighed if they could give the time and energy to the work of the Transition Team. The team also includes a person from outside of the congregation representing the United Church and your Interim Minister. Two of the people who were approached to be on the team did not feel that they could be a part of the regular team but were very interested in the process so they have volunteered to be our “go to” people for support as we plan congregational gatherings and other events over the next two years.
Here is your team:
Rev. Jan Craig
Rev. Shannon Mang
This group will meet about every two weeks on your behalf to steer our Interim time together. You will hear from us regularly and see all of us in leadership in different ways over the next two years. The congregational members of the team have intimate knowledge of the history and culture of this congregation, while Rev. Jan Craig and Rev. Shannon Mang bring years of congregational experience and wisdom around how to help congregations heal following difficult times. We are so very blessed to have this group of people to guide this family of faith through a healing time together.
Our “go to” support people are Gillian Aiken and Jocelyn Massey. If you feel that you too would like to join Gillian and Jocelyn in offering support to the Transition Team do let them or Rev. Shannon know and we will build a larger team, as the Transition process can use as much support from the congregation as possible.