Hiring Community and Spiritual Leader Update

(Listen to audio of the meeting and a PDF of the presentation below.)
Victor Barge and Javier Sampedro presented an update that provided context and background on how the Hiring Committee was established, our methodology, and who has been participating in the hiring process. The update also provided transparency into the specific scope and deliverables that the Hiring Committee was tasked with, along with the timeline of major milestones along the hiring process. The presentation concluded with an update on where we are in the process, what comes next, and a time for questions and conversation about the hiring process.

As was discussed during the gathering, the Hiring Committee had an extensive final interview with our final candidate on October 26. The Hiring Committee unanimously decided to make a formal recommendation to the Steering Committee that an offer be extended to our final candidate. The next step in the process is for the Steering Committee to extend the offer. Pending their acceptance of the offer, they will participate in an upcoming gathering and be formally introduced to the Solomon’s Porch community.

We are thankful for the opportunity to have worked on the behalf of the entire Solomon’s Porch Community as we lean into the next phase of our life together.

We have made the following documents available to you:
· Hiring Committee Update – PDF presentation / Audio Recording
· Job Description
· Church Profile


Solomon’s Porch Hiring Committee

June 30th Gathering

From Victor’s reflections on the Holy Spirit:

For me, I see the Holy Spirit as the power to live my values:

  • My comforter when I’m lonely (other than my dog, Charlie, of course).

  • My advocate for a difficult situation at work when I want to defend myself but can’t.

  • The teacher who shows me what love really is, and what it isn’t.

  • The one who gives me peace when I’m so stressed I can’t go to sleep

  • The voice that reminds me to be kind because I’ve received so much kindness 

Through it all, I’m learning to accept and embrace my humanity. Because God does and always has. The Spirit empowers me how to be my best version of myself. I hope that for you too!

Going Forward Together

Community Cohorts of Belonging:

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Advocacy and Action

Service and Benefit 

Spiritual Formation and Growth

Personal Connection and Transformation

Yoga Sanctuary 

Wellness Center 

Learning and Exploration 

In Residence: 

Paid 1-3 month Residencies throughout the entire community 

Alternating starting and finishing schedules

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Staff to Support the Structure

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Children (Children’s engagement in and through our community)


Direction and Integration 

Connection and Interaction 

Weekly Gatherings 

Built on a 4-8 week series model utilizing the Residents along with core organizers.

Fresh start of content and style with each series

Emphasis on Christian formation 

Utilizing varied modalities of engagement 

Say Together 

Sit/Stand Together 

Sing Together 

Easy access to entrance with intentionality given to welcoming new people