SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH UPDATES

Foundations Church is entering a new season.

In July 2022, Carl Sutter, our founding Pastor, informed us that after 11 years of service to Foundation Church, he would be retiring in July 2023. Carl and his family have touched countless lives and given much to the people of Northern Colorado – he will be missed.

Carl has inspired the people of Foundations Church with our mission: ‘to bring the extraordinarily life of Jesus to a lost a broken world’ – and that mission will continue!

Below you will find information on the process and timeline as we search for our next Senior Pastor. We will continue to update the timeline.
We also have several videos including a message from Carl on how he came to this decision, and a message from Marc Cunningham, our Elder Chairman, on how the Senior Pastor search process is being conducted.

Please be praying for our new Senior Pastor. We are excited for the future and we believe that God will continue to use Foundations Church to impact Northern Colorado!

RETIREMENT ANNOUCEMENT

Watch a special message from Pastor Carl announcing his retirement after over 30 years in ministry!

OUR HISTORY AND SEARCH

Watch the history, impact and Story of how God is moving through Foundations Church!

FAQ

SEARCH PROCESS TIMELINE

July 2022

Carl Sutter, our founding Pastor, informed us that after 11 years of service to Foundation Church, he would be retiring in July 2023. Carl and his family have touched countless lives and given much to the people of Northern Colorado – he will be missed.

July 2022 - Search Committee Formed

Senior Pastor Search Committee is created. The members include Dee Feldman, Marc Dekkers, Bart Mayes, Bob Mitchell, Deena Pettit, and Marc Cunningham.

August 2022 - Hiring Consultant Engaged

We engaged with a church focused search firm called Vanderbloemen to assist in the search process.

September 2022 - Vanderbloemen Visit

Jay Mitchell with Vanderbloemen visits FC for a weekend and a detailed position description is created.

October 2022 - Job Posted

Vanderbloemen begins publicizing and networking the Senior Pastor position.

December 2022 - Initial Assessments

Vanderbloemen begins reviewing the 96 applicants who have applied. They reviewed resumes and have candidates complete online assessments. The result is a pool of 17 qualified candidates.

December 2022 - Narrowing of Candidates

Vanderbloemen interviews the 17 candidates and brings the pool down to 11 high-quality candidates.

January 2023 - Final 3 Candidates

The Senior Pastor Search Committee completes its second round of video interviews and narrows down to 3 final candidates.

January 2023 - 3rd Round of Interviews

The Senior Pastor Search Committee completes its third round of video interviews.