Pastoral Transition Updates

Welcome to our PNC Updates Page

The Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) is committed to providing the most current information regarding our Senior Pastor Search process, status, and timeline.

Senior Pastor-elect | Rev. Curtis A. Bronzan

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, the FPC congregation voted Rev. Curtis A. Bronzan as the Senior Pastor-Elect. You can learn more about Curtis and his family in the candidate brochure below.

Pastoral Nominating Committee

Cindy Cook
Chris Derden
Dade Dowdle
Sabrina Espinoza
Houghton Hutcheson

Janet Lionberger
James Melcher
Sam Murray
Fred Robertson
Claudia Stewart
Mary Wassef


For those who have been at FPC for more than a few years, you may have witnessed prior pastor searches. Our transition to ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, in 2016 included a change in how we approach many things. The process of searching, screening, and selecting a new pastor is one of those changes.

While there are similarities in the process to call a new pastor, things that will look different this time include:

  • ECO allows for the direct handoff (succession) of the next installed pastor without the requirement of an interim pastor. In our prior denomination, the search process could not begin until the current pastor resigned and an interim was installed, lengthening the process and creating an extended time of uncertainty.
  • ECO allows for the consideration of internal candidates who follow the same process as an external candidate. This was previously not allowed.
  • ECO allows a PNC established by the congregation to partner with Session. 
Recruiting Firm
In preparation for this search, The Dingman Company was selected to manage the recruiting process in partnership the Pastor Nominating Committee.

The Dingman Company was selected from a long list of search firms, four of which formed the final shortlist. Representatives from each were interviewed, and all were clearly qualified and experienced professionals with long tenure in their field. Dingman was ultimately selected because of their track record finding and placing Christian leaders into complex and challenging roles, including senior, seminary presidents, and non-profit CEOs.  

More Information

ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterian
Pastor Transition Process