Pastor Search Page
Welcome to the Pastor Search Page where you’ll find information related to our search.
Please continue to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom in the search for our new pastor.  We’re meeting every Sunday prior to the worship service at 10:15 in the choir room.  Please come and join us.

NEW PNC – Update March 13

The PNC received five additional applications after we scheduled the seven first round video call interviews bringing the total applications to 34.  We added one of the five most recent applicants to our interviews, making a total of eight video call interviews which we finished this week.  We have begun the reference and background check process for four of those candidates and will be scheduling second round video call interviews in a couple of weeks.  Please continue praying for God’s guidance as we proceed forward.


Job Posting

If you’d like to see our job posting, you can find it at the EPC Ministry Staff Opportunities website.  Just scroll down to Florida: River City Church EPC DeBary  We want to cast a wide net, so if you know of someone who might be interested in being our new pastor, encourage them to contact us at

Search Process

We are conducting the search in accordance with the procedures in the EPC Procedure Manual for Ministerial and Candidates Committees found at the EPC Resources website.  You will find the search process in Chapter 5: Process of Pastoral Search and Call on page 44.  We are currently in Stage 4 task 3 – Preliminary Screening.

Input for PNC

You can provide any input you have to any PNC member or Dave Pedersen:
mail: 1005 Collins Ave., Orange City, FL 32763
text or phone: 386-956-8753


The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)

In case you missed the church-wide email, “What’s the Process of Finding Our New Pastor?” provides an overview of the process and brief bios of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC).

The PNC Compact

One of the first items of business for the PNC was to create an agreement as to how we would perform our task of finding and confirming God’s choice for our new pastor.  You can the agreement that we wrote and are committed to at PNC Compact. 

The PNC Congregational Reports

Occasional the PNC will report to the congregation.  If you missed the report, you can find the the latest report here.