A Change of Pastors... and How it Affects Change in the Congregation

by Loren Mead. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.


This resource frames clergy transitions as a period with potential to strengthen relationships between the new pastor and the congregation.


five developmental tasks during transition, advice for interim periods

Recommended Audience

interim pastor or pastoral search committe


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Create a smooth transition to a new pastorate by completing the five developmental tasks outlined.
  • Discover what your congregation can do to prepare for a new pastor.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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