Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paulo Gatan Recommended for Pastoral Staff Position

     Paulo Gatan will be recommended to fill the position of Pastor for Administration and ABFs at CBC's Church in Conference on April 24th.  On November 22, 2015 the personnel committee recommended that a search committee be elected in accordance with CBC's bylaws and that such committee give priority consideration to Paulo Gatan.  Paulo has been serving as an interim for this position since November 2014.  The Church in Conference elected Maxine Nash, Wendy Brana, Hector Garza, Jose Luis Jimenez, Tom Boone and Ken Munn to form this search committee.

     The search committee met on January 10, 2016 to discuss the profile for the position, the need to consider other candidates and Paulo Gatan's qualifications for this position.  At this first meeting the committee elected Ken Munn as chairman and voted unanimously to recommend Paulo Gatan for the position with the current budget compensation and benefits package.  Ken Munn will make this recommendation to the Church in Conference on April 24th.

     For more than a year Paulo has served in this position overseeing the administrative matters of the church, giving support to our ABF ministry, leading Alpha, filling the pulpit on occasion, baptizing, participating in mission trips and working alongside the stewardship committee, the building and grounds committee, the nominating committee and the safety and security team among other things.  Paulo has demonstrated an exceptional ability to relate to people at various levels, to get the job done and to do so with a servant heart and a great smile.

    Paulo is a Calvary member, who has served as an ABF leader and an active deacon.  He holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Divinities degrees from De La Salle University in Manila (Philippines) and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg (Virginia).  In addition to church ministry Paulo also has experience as a business partner/manager (Cleveland Health Care, LLC, McAllen, TX, Managing Partner and Privacy Officer; Lighthouse Staffing Solutions, LLC, McAllen, TX, Managing Partner; North Point La Union Corp., San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines, Operations Manager).

     According to CBC's bylaws the vote will be by secret ballot and it will require a 75% affirmative vote in order to fill the position.  We trust that members will pray and participate in this important decision for the life of our church.