pastor search

Learn more about the search process for the next Senior Pastor of Fair Oaks Church

pastor nominating committee

After our Congregational Meeting on June 12, here are the 10 individuals voted in by the congregation to serve on the search team. They will work together to discern who God is calling to lead Fair Oaks Church next. They will ultimately nominate a candidate for Senior Pastor for our congregation to consider and vote on. If you want to contact this team with questions or candidates to suggest, please email PastorSearch@fairoaks.church.

karina fielden

Karina is one of our elders, overseeing Kids Ministry. She teaches at BV High School and loves volunteering, often joined by her husband and two daughters. Their family serves with our hospitality and tech teams, at local outreach events and mission trips.

jesse huff

Jesse is a long time member of Fair Oaks and has served many terms on Session. He has a wealth of finance experience in government, non-profits and church settings. He is currently on Session serving as an elder overseeing church finances.

paul winther

Paul is a long time member at Fair Oaks Church. He has served as an elder and deacon in the past. He has a professional background in accounting and currently serves as a member of the Finance and Buildings and Grounds commissions.

john paul hudson

JP has been a faithful church member of Fair Oaks for more than 25 years. He is married to Tammi Hudson, our current leader of Kids Ministry team. JP has served as an elder in the past, currently leads a Life Group, has been involved with Kids & Student Ministry and led team trips to Mexico.

john paul jones

Long-time church member, committed to serving and worshipping at Fair Oaks. He is an active member of various small groups among our church community, and has served in various ways over the years.

David Araldi

Dave was greatly impacted by FOPC back in the 80s, which was part of what led him to return in 2016! Dave is an amazing dad and husband, has a professional background working in HR, and loves to serve our students and go on mission trips!

bethany venable

Bethany grew up at Fair Oaks Church. She and her husband and kids have faithfully been a part of our church. Bethany has been a small group leader, coordinated our Moms group, volunteered with Kids and Student Ministry, and is a big supporter of bringing women in our church together.

greg wanner

Greg and his family are long-time church members. He has been involved with missions trips, is part of a Marinership group and has served as a deacon in the past.

toni horvath

Toni is a long time member of Fair Oaks Church. She is a mom and professional therapist. She raised her family here, and continues to be involved in various ways. She has served as an elder, has helped lead women's ministry, and has a heart for teaching and counseling.

debbie veale

Debbie is a long-time church member, who has been a faithful volunteer teaching Sunday school for kids and leads Bible studies for adults. She is a prayerful person devoted to studying and teaching God's Word.

timeline & updates

2022

March - Session is informed and invited to be a part of discernment process.
April - Initial meeting with MinCom Presbytery.
May - Meeting with MinCom Presbytery with Senior Pastor. Session Meeting to finalize decision and next steps.
June 1 - Pastor Josh makes email/video announcement to church and invitation to congregational meeting on 6/12
June 5 - Pastor Josh makes announcement in services (role change and congregational meeting on 6/12)
June 7 - Email regarding Session's PNC nominations, opportunity for members to nominate names for PNC, and congregational meeting details
June 12 - Congregational Meeting to nominate/vote on PNC members. Congregation approved 10 members (8 church members and 2 current Elders) to serve as the Senior Pastor Search Committee.
July - PNC meets 3 times during the month. PNC met with the Stated Clerk (the head) of our Presbytery and were briefed on the process Presbytery expects PNC to follow. PNC elected Jesse Huff as chair and Toni Horvath vice-chair. PNC revised job description and submitted to Session for approval, which can be posted and shared once approved.
August 5 - Email communication to update congregation about progress
August 21 - Job Description approved by Session.