On February 28, 2016 Pastor Rob Harrell, our beloved pastor since 1990, announced his intention to step down as Senior Pastor of Austin Oaks Church by the end of the year. We are now in the process of searching for and selecting our next Senior Pastor. This page is where we will keep you updated during this process.
SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH UPDATE
The Pulpit Committee continues its work investigating potential candidates as our next Senior Pastor, and NL Moore & Associates is helping to make contacts and bring forward a small group for consideration. A couple of data points to keep you up to date on the progress.
1. Two-Thirds Into The Search. The consultant group has made more than 200 personal contacts with a goal of conversing with about 300 individuals. This total outreach should yield about three-to-five best candidates for the Pulpit Committee's consideration. The committee anticipates receiving and reviewing candidate profiles of the short list in early April and then scheduling follow-up interviews for late April/early May.
2. Key Factors of Influence. Theology, experience, and education are just some of the criteria the congregation expressed as important factors that should influence our consideration for the next Senior Pastor. The search committee will consider all the important factors included in the Senior Pastor profile as they conduct interviews. Pray for a sense of unity among the members of the Pulpit Committee and for wisdom and strength to interview well.