I am thrilled to accept your search committee’s invitation to be your candidate for minister!
I was drawn to your church from the first moments of the search process. My sense of calling grew with each step toward deeper knowing of the congregation through the ministerial search committee. They represented you with such devotion, wisdom, discernment and delightful doses of good humor. They’ve done a grand job of expressing your hopes, dreams and some of the challenges you face as a congregation.
I am looking forward to getting to know you even better during Candidating Week, April 23-May 1. I very much hope you will be able to come to at least one of the many scheduled events and activities through the week.
I have a strong sense of the excellent ministry we can do together.
With a fullness of anticipation,
and heartfelt blessings,