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A Message from the Chair of the Pastoral Search Committee
January 28 - April 30
After fifteen years of leadership and service, Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque has announced her decision to retire as our pastor at Community Church of Barrington. If there is ever a time in the life of our church where we experience mixed emotions, the coming year will surely be one of those occasions. We are saddened that Zina is ending her long and successful tenure as our pastor. I suspect that I am not alone in saying that I will forever be grateful to her for her service to CCB, and that I wish her boundless joy in whatever she chooses to do next.
At the same time, I am excited by the prospect of change, of something new that is about to happen. I am happy that we have the time to be thorough in preparing for the change that is coming. I am glad that the work that has already been done and will continue in the coming months is the product of many hearts, minds, and prayers. I am convinced that CCB will wind up in the right place, and that together we will move into a future in which we continue to be compassionate Christians, growing spiritually and serving God.
As provided for by our church constitution, a search committee has begun the process of seeking a new pastor for Community Church. This process will be carried out during the coming months.
Information for prospective candidates is being posted on the CCB website. Included are an overview of our church and its surrounding community, characteristics our CCB family seeks in a pastor, our strategic priorities, a job description for the pastoral position and guidance for persons interested in applying for the position.
Also included is a letter from our beloved Pastor Zina. Addressed to applicants for the pastoral position, she writes of how she loves and admires Community Church, and why she believes that CCB “provides an excellent opportunity for her next pastor.”
Community Church of Barrington is moving toward a bright future. We will work together for that future, guided by our shared faith, prayer and hope.
Ted Newman, Chair – Pastoral Search Committee