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Pastoral Transition Updates

Pastor David Noble retired from Central in August of 2021. Our Session is working with our Presbytery on the transition process. Please visit this page for regular updates on our progress.

Nominating Committee for Interim Pastor

The week of August 10th, 2021, Session was given the "go ahead" to form a Nominating Committee for an Interim Pastor. This is a critical first step towards our next chapter together. Member, Elder, Mark Johansen will be leading this group.

As of September 13, 2021, the personnel for the Nominating Committee for Interim Pastor has been set. We are planning on meeting within the next week to start the process for searching for an interim pastor. The group is expected to meet once a week throughout the process. The process is expected to take 2-3 months between the first meeting and the start date of an interim pastor.

Thank you to our new Nominating Committee for Interim Pastor members:

  • Mark Johansen

  • Emma Justice

  • Rolda Mitchell

  • Scott Osborne

  • Sengal Selassie

Thank you to the Personnel Nominating Committee for their work on this process:

  • Pat Dancy

  • Neal Day

  • James Dodd

  • John Finney

Look forward to updates from the Nominating Committee for the Interim Pastor throughout the process.


Mark Johansen
Text/call: 1 (973) 650 - 5370

Discernment Process

In July 2021, the Presbytery of the Northeast NJ COM (Committee on Ministry) assigned Rev. Doris Glaspy and Elder Nicholas Stevens to be our liaisons during our pastoral transition.


Rev. Glaspy will also serve as our new Moderator of Session. She will be our guest preacher on Sunday August 22 and will have the opportunity to introduce herself to the Congregation.


Please join me in welcoming Rev. Glaspy and Elder Nicholas Stevens to Central.

Frederick Moulongo

Clerk of Session