Entries by Kevan Gilbert

Meet our new Transition Pastor

Hi church family, After much searching, prayer and discernment, the KGF staff and board are pleased to announce that our new transition pastor has been found. We’d like to introduce Ron Toews to you. Ron will be assuming a three-quarter time role, starting November 19, supporting our transition process by looking at structure, culture, and […]

After the congregational meeting

Hi church family! Kevan Gilbert here, KGF board chair. Sometimes it’s hard to put these updates together, because inevitably I find myself taking 2-3 hours to write them…after the kids have been put to bed…and the nature of the updates over this season, well, hasn’t been all “good news,” has it? So I’m going to […]

Transition updates for September 18

Thank you to the folks that wrote in with questions this week. Let’s jump right in! Q. Is it maybe time to give up the idea of a transitional Pastor? No one has been found and maybe that should tell us something. Is it time to call a permanent pastor? Marcel has spoken in our church […]

Transition Update for September 1

Hi there, church family. This update will be brief this week: obviously, the biggest developments have been the health challenges of our staff. Pastor Levi’s experience with breathing difficulties, and the early arrival of baby Maisie Schmaling for Beth and Pastor Marcus. We encourage you to continue to pray. Not only are those stories dramatic […]

Your Transition Update for the Week of August 1, 2018

This week’s “transition round-up” gets into some details on the search for a transition pastor, as well as the hunt for a new worship pastor. We get into some question about how the staff are doing, and explore a question that a member asked us about “co-leadership.” It continues to be a season where the […]

July 5 Transition Update

This week’s update starts with a great question from a member of our church: “As a church, have we not already transitioned? Why not communally address this new chapter of ‘being’ KGF?” Yes! That’s a beautiful perspective. We love that spirit: God invites us to evolve, adapt, iterate, and find new ways to apply our […]

Church Assessment: We need your perspective!

We are inviting our entire church family to participate in a church assessment. This is a tool to help us clarify where we are on our journey, and how to proceed in our time of pastoral transition. The assessment has five sections and takes 25 minutes to complete.  Your participation will be a gift to […]

Questions and answers, May 15

We’ve been receiving helpful input from congregation members, and wanted to say thank you for your care and consideration. If you’ve got questions, comments or good-news stories, feel free to email transition@kgfchurch.com This week, we learned of Sue Gagnon’s decision to be moving on from her role at KGF. Her absence will certainly be felt! […]