As Redeemer Presbyterian Church embarks upon this transition season with Rev. Pete Hatton's move to Texas, the goal of the Session (Clay Wooten, TE; Charlie Gaona, RE; Andy Smith, RE) and church leadership is open and ongoing communication with the congregation. Here you will find the general timeline for pastoral transition as outlined by the Presbyterian Church of America's (PCA) church polity governing document, the Book of Church Order (BCO). Please know the Session is open and available for any questions.
To read Rev. Pete Hatton's resignation letter to RPC, please click here.
To read Rev. Pete Hatton's farewell letter to RPC, please click here.
Current associate pastor, Rev. Clay Wooten, serves as interim pastor as Redeemer works through the transition timeline.
Rev. Pete Hatton formally recommends Rev. Clay Wooten to succeed him as senior pastor at Redeemer.
Pastoral Search Committee recommendation
At a congregational meeting on September 25, the PNC provides a recommended nominee/call to the congregation. The congregation considers the nominee and votes to approve the call at a separate congregational meeting on October 2.
Formation of Pastoral nomination Committee (PnC)
During congregational meeting on September 11, nominations for the PNC are solicited from the congregation. At a separate congregational meeting on September 18, the PNC nominations are voted upon. Once assembled, the PNC begins its works to call and install Redeemer's next senior pastor.
Congregational Approval & Installation
In anticipation of Rev. Clay Wooten being recommended and called, a ballot vote election takes place on October 2. If confirmed by a 4/5 majority (see BCO 20-4; 32-1), prosecution of the call is formally sent to Hills & Plains Presbytery meeting on October 11.