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Conference Minister Search

Dear Southern California Nevada Conference, 

Soon, the season of Advent will be upon us where we wait with joyful expectation for the Light of the World to break into our hearts, our communities, and our lives. As each of our individual churches prepare for this season of discernment and anticipation, our Conference is preparing to enter such a season, as well. This coming year will present our Conference the opportunity to reflect, grow, learn, and discern together as we search for a new settled Conference Minister to walk with us into the future that God is leading us toward. 

If you or someone you know is feeling called to the ministry of serving on the Search Committee, your Conference Board of Directors wants to hear from you! We are soliciting applications for this team as they begin their important work in December with an orientation to the process. We invite the submission of applications by November 18, 2022. The Search Committee will include 8-9 members, and the selection process will reflect the representation and diversity within our Conference. 

The Southern California Nevada Conference has made a commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion, as well as disability justice and access. Recognizing that a written application privileges one particular way of knowing and being over others, we are also offering the opportunity for interested parties to apply via a conversation with one of our board members. If you are interested in this option, please contact Virginia Arroyo at the Conference office (arroyo@scncucc.org).  

The Board of Directors will host listening sessions early in 2023 to encourage members of the Conference to share questions and suggestions related to the selection of a settled Conference Minister. We thank you for your prayers, your faithfulness, and your dedication to being the Church throughout Southern California and Nevada.  

In God’s Peace, 

Rev. Sarah Averette-Phillips 
SCNC-UCC Board of Directors, Chair 
scncboardchair@gmail.com 

Ways to apply

A search committee is being assembled and will engage in a comprehensive orientation process. The Conference profile is being created.