Staff Updates

Through the weeks of pandemic we have continued to do ministry and plan for the future. Now more than ever we need to engage with our world to share the gospel. We are called to love, belong, and serve!

During this time, there have been a few staff transitions and we want to be sure to communicate with you all of these.

Pastor Alan Crandall officially retired effective June 1 and his replacement Gary Sager hit the ground running. Gary is serving in a half-time capacity as our Ambassador of Care. He is available to provide care for those in need within our congregation and to connect those who are new. Gary has been part of our congregation for a couple of years and he brings a background in education, psychology and counseling to this role.  Contact Gary Sager

The staff and key leaders did a thorough review of our needs and opportunities related to Family and Children’s Ministry following Kyle’s departure. We believe that the spiritual formation of children and supporting families in their call to nurture faith is vital for our future. With uncertainties about in-person meetings, it did not seem wise to invest in a search for a person to fill this role full-time. Instead, we have created four part-time roles that we believe can have immediate impact.

For now, the Children’s Ministry roles will be Sunday Children’s Class Coordinator, Nursery Coordinator, Children’s Worship Coordinator, and Family Activity Coordinator. We hope to fill these roles and resume in-person children’s ministry by September 13, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Cathy Poole has accepted the Sunday Children’s Class Coordinator role and Hailey Griffin has accepted the Nursery Coordinator role. If you have interest in exploring one of these part-time positions or desire to assist in Children’s Ministry in any capacity please view the job descriptions here.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we move forward in faith to safety carry out the ministry to which God is calling us!

Kent Landhuis
Cedar Hills Community Church