Pastor Katiso

Good morning church family,


As promised, I want to update everyone on the progress of the call to Pastor Katiso.  I know there has been some confusion regarding the call process.  I hope this answers everyone’s questions.


As you all are aware, Pastor Katiso has accepted our call.  This is very exciting news for Bethany!  However, there is much more to do before he is officially our pastor.  At this point he has accepted our call, but he has not yet accepted the position. The next step is for Pastor Katiso to come to Bethany to meet with members of the church council. This will happen on Friday, September 15.  At that time, we will show him the property, discuss Bethany’s financial situation, and discuss other topics as they arise.  This is a time for him to get to know Bethany better so he is more equipped to make his final decision.


The church council and call committee would like to invite all members of our congregation to attend a Meet and Greet with the Katiso’s on Friday, September 15 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  This will be your chance to personally meet them and ask any questions you might have.  Light refreshments will be served.  You will remember that we did this same thing with Pastor Scheyder after he accepted our call. Unfortunately Pastor Scheyder did not accept the position.  We pray that Pastor Katiso does!


Pastor Katiso is asking for the congregation’s help.  He and his wife have four children, aged 6, 4, and 2 year old twins.  It is very important to them that their children attend good Christian schools.  If anyone has any recommendations for grade schools, pre-K, and day care providers, they would appreciate hearing from you.  Please forward your responses to me at [email protected] or call or text me at 443-880-8592 and I will get them to him.  Thank you in advance.


Also, the potluck previously scheduled for September 10 has been postponed until October.  Hopefully it will be a welcoming celebration for Pastor Katiso and his family! We will let you all know when a new date is set.


Finally, if anyone has any questions or concerns, please let me know.  I want everyone to be comfortable and familiar with the entire call process.  There is nothing secretive about the process.  Nothing has been kept from the congregation.  Again, please feel free to email, call, or text me anytime.  I would love to hear from you!


Blessings for your day,


Joyce Hardesty

Council President

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