On Jan. 10, Pastor Danny announced his plans to retire in August 2021. The following week he shared more details about the search for a new senior pastor at Shades. Take a look at the brief video for more information!
The search for a new senior pastor is currently underway. A nine-person search committee, listed below, will conduct the search process in tandem with Vanderbloemen, a nationally-recognized executive search firm.
We will keep you informed of the status of the search through updates to this page, in addition to Shades Weekly, our email newsletter, and our social media platforms.
Steve Foster, chairman of the search committee, provides an initial update on our pastor search process.
God has been faithful to us in the past, and we believe He will guide us through this search. We're asking you to join us in praying for four things: our pastor, the process, our personnel, and our people.
Set a reminder on your phone or write a note to pray with us at either 8:15 a.m. or 8:15 p.m. daily for the search. You can also download digital materials in the coming weeks, and finally, join us on March 3 for an online prayer gathering. We'll have a time of worship and prayer beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click the button below for the Zoom link!
Vanderbloemen is working with our search committee to identify and interview candidates. However, if you have someone in mind, we want to hear from you!
The team at Vanderbloemen has set up an email address to which you can send recommendations. Click the link below to submit the name of your contact! Vanderbloemen also has a search profile on its website where you can learn all about the pastor we are seeking, Shades, and Birmingham.
Our aim is to live sent each week, engaging our community and sharing the Good News of Jesus. We accomplish the mission by meeting with God, connecting with others, and living with purpose.
Our facilities and our finances are in great shape, and our focus is on Jesus and advancing His Kingdom. The next pastor has a blank page on which to write the next God-sized chapter of Shades' story.
Shades sits in the heart of the "Over the Mountain" section of Birmingham. Our church comprises of families from Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Homewood, Pelham, Birmingham, and other parts of the metropolitan area.
If you have additional questions, click the link below to reach out to us!