In Dec. 2017 Shannon Mang joined the staff of LSU as our intentional interim transitional minister. The recruitment process to find members for the transition team began in Feb. 2018 with the council accepting the task of recruiting members. They brainstormed a potential list of candidates and then individual council members approached each candidate with the request to think about becoming a member of the transition team. Candidates took time to discern their role and if they felt called to the position. The transition team was formed and we began meeting in April.
0ur first meetings focused on team building activities, creating our team covenant and setting our goals for the interim time. Another opportunity we had was to share our stories of the difficult months of conflict with each other in a safe environment. All of our meetings begin with a spiritual practice that has really helped to ground us. The transition team is a small community that reflects the larger community and we do this work on your behalf.
In the Fall of 2019 a second team was formed to explore and negotiate potential partnership opportunities.
Your Transition Team: Anne Cunningham, Teresa Boughen, Shannon Morey, Rev. Shannon Mang, John Bacon, Rev. Jan Craig, Carrie Reid, Cameron Nicholson