Update on search for Conference Chief Financial Officer
September 21, 2020
The committee leading the search for a Conference Chief Financial Officer has been at work since spring 2020, working in consultation with the General Council on Finance and Administration to post the position nationally and screen candidates.
By mid-August, 25 applications had been received both from within and from outside the Conference boundaries. Phone interviews were conducted with 22 candidates.
Earlier this month, three candidates were interviewed by the search committee. Two finalists will be invited to interview with Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar.
The search committee hopes to present a candidate to the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) for election at the 2020 Annual Conference Session Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
This person will take over for Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services Bill Burnside, who retired in August after announcing his plans to retire this spring.
Members of the search committee
Along with GCFA staff members, the search committee is:
Chair Nancy Bischoff, vice chair CCFA
David Calhoun, Seacoast District Superintendent
Erica Robinson-Johnson, Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop
Debbie Gagnon, Human Resources Manager
David Jackson, lay pastor, Glendale UMC in Everett, MA
LaVergne Randolph, member CCFA investment committee; liaison to the NEAC Trustees
Wes Palmer, executive director, Preachers’ Aid Society; member of the NEAC Board of Pensions
Jackie Trotter-Dove, retired local pastor; Personnel Committee member