Community Builder

Jeanne Kallemeyn

About Me: 

I am a wife (to Preston), mom (to two sons and a daughter, and their spouses) and grandmother (to five grandsons and six granddaughters). I'm a native of Edgerton, Minnesota and attended Calvin College many years ago. Since moving to Hudsonville, Michigan 30 years ago I've been a member of Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, where I was on staff from 2000-2006. Before that I worked in the office at Hudsonville Christian Middle School for 12 years. Since 2006 I've been working for the CRCNA denomination in the Office of Pastor-Church Relations. My focus is non-ordained church staff.

Interests: 

I love to garden (vegetables) and make salsa using many of the vegetables I've grown. I love all kinds of sports. I like to knit and I play the organ at church.

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Simple Steps for Connecting With Prospective Pastors

In this post, Dirk Nagtegaal, Search Committee Chairperson at Duncan CRC, in Duncan, BC, shares the steps he takes when reaching out to prospective pastors. 

Pastor Search Committees
Resource
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Offer Letters for Non-Ordained Church Staff

Looking to hire a non-ordained staff person in your church? Here are (3) sample offer letters to help with the process. Please feel free to use and share!

Church Admin & Finance
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A New Approach to Finding a Pastor

So, your church is looking for a pastor! Where do you begin? What do you need to know? Who can you talk to? In response to these questions, we are excited to introduce a new process called PastorSearch. 

Pastor Search Committees
Job Description
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Pastor of Faith Formation Job Description

Attached is an example of a job description for a Pastor/Director of Faith Formation. 

Church Admin & Finance
Guide or Toolkit
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Resource Manual for Pastor Search Process

This manual will assist search committees and councils as they search for a new pastor.

Pastor Search Committees
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Introducing a New Topic! Pastor Search Committees

This new topic is a place where members of Pastor Search Committees can correspond with each other, share resources and best practices, and even share frustrations.

Pastor Search Committees
Job Description
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Associate Pastor Job Description

This position description is intended to provide a broad overview of the position Associate Pastor. 

Church Admin & Finance
Book or eBook
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Church Staff — Hiring From Within or Without

Should you purposely try to fill the position from inside or should your purposely go outside your congregation? Does it really matter? There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

Church Admin & Finance
Q&A
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When a pastor leaves a church, for any reason, what are the implications for church staff?

When a pastor leaves a church, for any reason, such as taking a call to another church, retirement, leaving the ministry, what are the implications for the remaining staff at that church? How do they continue doing ministry? Do they now have a new "leader?" Where do they look for direction? If you have experienced that situation and could guide others going through it, I'd like to hear from you, and I think others would, too. Are there resources, such as articles or books, that might inform that time of transition? This topic came up at a recent meeting of the Staff Ministry Committee (SMC)...
Leadership Development