As most will be aware, Rev. Steven Nicoletti has been warmly recommended to the congregation as the nominee for the position of Senior Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church.
To prepare for the congregational meeting at which the vote will be taken, Pastor Nicoletti will officiate the services, morning and evening, on Sunday, October 7th and Sunday, October 14th.
He will further introduce himself and his philosophy of ministry to the congregation in three forums at which the members of the church will also be able to ask him questions. These forums will take place on Thursday evening, October 11 at 7:00pm, Tuesday evening, October 16 at 7:00pm, and Saturday morning, October 20 at 9:00am. Please plan to attend at least one of these forums. We want the congregation to have as much information as it needs to make a considered judgment.
The congregational meeting to approve his call is tentatively scheduled to immediately follow the evening service on October 21.
There is a provision in our Presbyterian Church in America’s Book of Church Order that requires a serving Assistant or Associate Pastor to receive an affirmative vote of 80% of the congregation in order to succeed to the Senior Pastorate. The relevant paragraph can be found in Chapter 23, Paragraph 1. The PCA BCO can be accessed online at the following link: http://www.pcaac.org/resources/bco/
Should Mr. Nicoletti be elected, the Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest must approve the call. The next Presbytery is in late January 2019. Mr. Nicoletti could take up his new post after that time.