Senior Pastor Search

Senior Pastor Search

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Mark Toone, our senior pastor, announced on Sunday, October 29, 2023, that he plans to retire after decades of faithful service at Chapel Hill Church. His final Sunday in the pulpit will be September 1, 2024, which is also his last day as Senior Pastor. We are grateful for Pastor Mark’s leadership and ministry alongside his wife Cyndi, and you can help us celebrate them! Learn more.

Throughout the pastoral transition process, Chapel Hill Church has continued to concentrate on its mission to exalt Jesus, elevate others, and launch disciple-makers.

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, the congregation voted unanimously to approve the Senior Pastor Search Committee’s recommendation of Ellis White as the next Senior Pastor of Chapel Hill Church. The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest subsequently approved Pastor Ellis’ new terms of call at its meeting May 10-11. With both the congregational vote and the Presbytery approval, Pastor Ellis will be installed as Senior Pastor on Sunday, September 1, which is also Pastor Mark Toone’s last day.

Watch Pastor Mark Toone’s retirement announcement from his sermon on St Andrews Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Helpful Forms

The Senior Pastor Search Committee encourages you to read the following documents: the Job Description (to understand the primary duties, knowledge and experience, and competencies for the next Senior Pastor); the Church Information Form (the committee’s summation of our congregation’s history, challenges, and goals); and a blank copy of the Personal Information Form (which our denomination asks pastoral candidates to submit as a way of introducing themselves to the Senior Pastor Search Committee). These three documents may well answer many questions you have about the search process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of your questions.

The Latest News

This is where we share the latest information from the Senior Pastor Search Committee.