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Lend Your Voice!
From Lia Rivamonte, Search Committee for the next Director of Music Ministries
Woe is us! Ruth Palmer, our unparalleled, beloved Director of Music Ministries will be leaving Unity Church at the end of the coming church year, and the search is on to find a new director. While we cannot hope to replace one who is irreplaceable, we can and must find a director who can fulfill some rather substantial qualifications.
The hiring process for this significant leadership position will involve deep deliberation and follow what has been established practice at Unity Church: careful, thorough, equitable decision-making that is transparent and — most important — inclusive of as many stakeholders as possible. Here is where you come in.
You have expressed during the ends process and in congregational surveys that music plays an essential role in your congregational life, inspiring both individual spirituality and community vitality. This is why your voice is critically important for the hiring process. It is why we have created the means for everyone who is interested to participate. During the last two Sundays in September (23 and 30) there will be after-service opportunities to meet as a group and discuss the criteria for a successful music program and the successful leader of such a program. In addition, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey to help pinpoint the qualities we should be seeking for the position of Director of Music Ministries.
What follows is an overview of the hiring timeline:
The Search Committee for the next Director of Music Ministries includes Brian Newhouse, Dawn Baker, Sally Foster, Estelle Brouwer, Julia Brown, Don Brunnquell, Steve Lewis, Lia Rivamonte, and Jackie Smith.
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