Pastor Search

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is in the process of searching for a new pastor. It is a process that can take a while as the church discerns what kind of future God is calling them into. In September of 2019, seven individuals were elected by the congregation to serve as the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). This page will contain regular updates from the PNC as they progress through certain stages. 

September 1, 2020 Update from Julie Siksta, PNC Member

Dear EPC Family,

The PNC have been meeting on a weekly basis for the past month and a half.  

We continue to work on Eighteen additional applicants. Nine last week and we hope to finish up on the other nine in two weeks after the Holiday weekend.  

Interview questions have been created in hopes to start interviewing any potential applicants we have narrowed down.   

The PNC committee is committed to do a thorough job in finding our future Pastor.  Through hard work and prayer, we are hopeful to find a candidate that will fit well within our Church family. We will keep you updated following our next meeting.


Julie Siksta

August 5, 2020 Update from Julie Siksta, PNC Member

Dear EPC family,

I wanted to provide an update on our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) meetings and how we are moving along.  

This week Thursday we are holding a meeting going over 8 more applicants.  We will discuss each candidate and see where we rate them and if we will move forward in pursuing their application.  We have carefully analyzed each aspect of these applicants.  Once we have narrowed down to those in the running the PNC group will work on interview questions.   Keep in mind we have gone over 60 plus applications and we appreciate everyone’s patience during this process.  We are blessed and grateful in knowing that the Good Lord is walking with us through this process and is guiding our committee in this important task.


Julie Siksta

July 16, 2020 Update from Julie Siksta, PNC Member

"The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) have recently met to continue with more in-depth detail regarding two candidates. After more research and detail of our findings a meeting will be set for more discussion. We have also received an additional 16 Personal Information Forms (PIFs) to review. The PNC will meet Monday 7/20/20 to continue the research of the additional applicants.

We thank everyone for being patient as we work diligently to narrow our search for a good fit of a pastor for EPC. We are grateful and blessed in letting the Good Lord guide us in our duties as PNC members. "

July 9, 2020 Update from PNC Chair Jereme Bintz

"The PNC has continued to meet every 1-2 weeks. So far we have evaluated nearly 60 Personal information Forms (PIFs), the ministry equivalent of a resume, and supporting materials, such as recorded sermons and personal websites. Every member of the PNC scored each candidate, allowing us to narrow down our results. We are meeting again on Monday to review our top candidates in depth. Although we are working diligently, we pray that we trust in God’s perfect timing, not allowing ourselves to be rushed or delayed by our own concerns."