Lead Pastor Name Announced – Conditional to Membership Vote

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by Graham Reimer

Hello Efree Lethbridge!

Great news was announced last Sunday by Board of Directors Chairman, Rich Thiessen. We will summarize his announcement below, but you may also go back to the “media” section and find last weeks sermon (August 26th) where it was announced live after Josh Raine’s message.

In July, the Search Committee presented a preferred candidate for the position of Lead Pastor to the Board of Directors. The Board was pleased to interview Geoff Heth for the position on August 6. Geoff and his wife, Janel, also met with the staff and spent time with the Lead Team on August 7.

After prayerful consideration and discussion, the Board extended to Geoff a conditional offer of employment, subject to membership affirmation and confirmation of employment details, which he has accepted. There are conditions yet to be confirmed, including a candidating weekend (date TBA), where the congregation will have opportunity to meet the Heths and hear directly from Geoff. The candidating weekend would be quickly followed by a membership meeting, where members will be asked to vote on whether to call Geoff Heth to the position of Lead Pastor of EFCL. A vote of affirmation will require 75% in order to proceed. Geoff and Janel Heth, the Board, and the Search Committee request your prayers as we move into this next stage of the process.

Questions? Please contact the Board at

Please continue your prayers and fasting during this time as we pray for excitement, unity, timing, and above all God to draw us closer to Him and for us disciples to continue making disciples.

Thank you Church.


Numbers 6:24-26

24 ‘May the Lord bless you
    and protect you.
25 May the Lord smile on you
    and be gracious to you.
26 May the Lord show you his favour
    and give you his peace.’

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