This summer the Personnel Committee, me, and Shane Pass have been working diligently to fill a vacancy in the Preschool Ministry area. If you recall, in May, Sarah Edwards resigned from her position as the Preschool Administrator leaving a leadership vacancy that needed filling.
We began praying, evaluating, and planning during the first part of summer. The Personnel Committee, alongside me and Pastor Shane, were in agreement the best move forward is to hire a Preschool Director. Therefore, we began the search process for this type of leader-candidate who will oversee Preschool Ministry. This position will provide leadership in every area of the Preschool Ministry by developing the needs of the ministry that include: Sunday Morning Preschool Groups, Preschool Worship, Wednesday night Preschool programming, CCC, and Paid Childcare. The Preschool Director will work alongside Pastor Shane who will continue to lead Children’s Ministry. Both the Preschool Director and Children’s Pastor will report to the Executive Pastor.
After three months of searching, we are excited to share with you that Jeralyn Collins will be joining ClearView's staff as the Preschool Director. This decision was unanimous with our Personnel Committee. Jeralyn brings with her over 20+ years experience in preschool and children’s ministry and has a seminary degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to Roc (25 years) and has two adult sons, Ro and Noah. Jeralyn and her family recently moved to Nashville from Kingsport where Roc, who was a former pastor, accepted a job at the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board to be the Director of Evangelism.
Allow me to highlight our Constitution and Bylaws. Since this is a non-pastoral role, according to ClearView's Constitution, the Personnel Committee in conjunction with the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor work together to employ such a role. I am thankful for the partnership our staff has with the Personnel Committee.
I can’t wait for you to meet Jeralyn and her family. Her first day will be Sunday, September 3. They will be a great addition to the ClearView family.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 6
- 5:00 - 6:00 PM Preschool Leader Meet and Greet with Jeralyn (Room A101)
SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10
- Jeralyn will be introduced in all three worship services
- 9:00 - 9:30 AM - parent meet and greet (lobby of Preschool area)
- 10:30 - 11:00 AM - parent meet and greet (lobby of Preschool area)
Because of God’s greatness and grace,
Pastor Mark, Pastor Shane, and the Personnel Committee