by The Des Moines Presbytery Interim General Presbyter Search Committee
We are in every way trying to be transparent with our task. We will continue to keep you informed about where we are in the process.There are times approaching when we begin to relate to candidates that we will be required to hold certain information received from them as confidential in order not to jeopardize their ministry.
It comes as no surprise that all doctors, counselors and church leaders are expected to maintain confidentiality. When this doesn’t happen it’s a major breech of ethics.
But what role does confidentiality play in the life of a search committee? How do its members determine what is appropriate communication with the Presbytery? When does “confidentiality” become an excuse to keep secrets?
The Presbytery of Des Moines will be sending a delegation to the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium. We are now accepting applications, which should be sent to the Presbytery office at the address listed below. The event registration begins in January 2016 and concludes in early May 2016, so early registrations are encouraged.
A retirement reception for Phil was held on Sunday, Nov. 22, to celebrate with and congratulate Phil on his retirement after nearly 22 years of service. It was held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Indianola from 2-5 p.m. There was a short program at 3 p.m.