Erwin is currently serving in pastoral ministry and has had to learn to adapt his ministry in the COVID-19 season. This contributes to a mindset of sensitivity and diligence as it regards his interactions with others. One of the things that impressed the pastoral search team about Erwin was hearing the creative ways he ministered to his youth and others while regarding the government restrictions and guidelines for the COVID-19 season.
FLEFC is developing a COVID-19 safety policy, with a debt of gratitude to our Lower Pacific District for providing a template for us. This will direct how we manage this candidating process. This includes hand sanitizing, social distancing, designated spacing, direction of movement, and other measures (limiting group size, removing physical contact with shared spaces/surfaces, etc...).
With these measures in place, this greatly mitigates the risk of any person in our gatherings transmitting anything to others.
It is with all this is mind and in place, that we are bringing Erwin and Renee out to candidate. For those uncomfortable with an in-person meeting, we can provide for you a means of connecting online! We see great value in meeting our candidate in person, and continue to hold out the invitation for the church family to join us in that. (This mainly applies to Friday and Saturday meetings with youth families and young adults.)
We hope this brings both clarity and peace of mind.