Dear Friends in Christ,
It is with great excitement that the
Pastor Nominating Committee announces our unanimous selection of Reverend David Jahnke as candidate for pastor of Fanwood Presbyterian Church. On Sunday March 25th David will be leading us in worship. Following the service there will be a congregational meeting to vote on his candidacy. There will be a reception on March 24th to provide an opportunity for the congregation to meet David.
Each time we have met with David over the last several months we have felt the call of God affirmed. As we have grown to know David better we have felt his deep love of Christ through his openness, humility, love, tolerance, and forgiveness. We have experienced his worship style that honors traditional elements of Reformed worship, yet is spirit-filled and innovative. And we have heard strong inspirational preaching that reaches the whole person.
Thank you for your patience, prayers and concerns during this time of discernment. We ask that you continue your prayers for David, his family, and our congregation.
Your faithful servants in Christ,
Nancy Bassman, Chair
John Spicer, Vice Chair
|In his Pastor Information Form David writes:
”The church is led by its one and only head, Jesus Christ, who has particular plans for every church… As pastor, I hope to shepherd a community through hard and joyful times, mourning with those who mourn and rejoicing with those who rejoice… As a model of Christian living and by the grace of God, I hope to lead by example through striving to exhibit faith, hope and love in all I do and say.”